ENGAGING EXPERIENCES FOR ENGAGING PEOPLE

PowerPlayz

PowerPlayz

is a media company that:

· creates live experiences

· produces video programs

· publishes literary works

· promotes life-long learning

 

John Powers

Writer and director of dramatic material and coordinator of public performances, courses, and forums, John Powers (a.k.a. J-Powers) brings 12+ years experience in producing more than 200 events.

“Like his previous programs on Japanese Americans in WWII and Chinese Americans, Watergate, Vietnam war...etc, John Powers' current series of public programs at El Camino College are wide ranging in their topics, succinctly organized, cogently presented, with articulate and outstanding experts on the topic of each program. The format is very Old School—with an emphasis on substance rather than gimmicks, and it sets a high standard for others who produce and participate in topical programs in the community. Bring yourselves and your family--especially students – for an educational and entertaining and affordable evening.”

-- Don Hata, Emeritus Professor of History, CSU Dominguez Hills

Experience LA

“ I experienced the events of 1968, and John Powers has brought to life some of the most significant of them through his unique, powerful, and deeply affecting series.  Everyone should see it.” 

     —  Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July

“Excellent condensation of the Pentagon Papers”

                               Daniel Ellsberg

I liked the group/team work; we got to know each other better and each character involved in the [events]

An informative, engaging, and challenging class. Enjoyed it immensely!

Fascinating demonstration of events leading up to 9/11, focusing [on] conflict within U.S. government.

Instructor provided a script, and the class played the roles. Novel teaching experience.

Best class so far!

--various written comments by UC Riverside Extension participants in   The 9/11 Commission Report,      Sep/Oct 2014

Text Box: New Course: Nixon and the Pentagon Papers

John Powers begins teaching  a new course at UC Riverside Extension on Wednesday, September 21. Participants in this course will engage in readings drawn from actual transcripts of President Nixon”s taped conversation and selections from the so-called “secret history” of the Vietnam War. As a powerful way to comprehend and process  the information, participants will read scenes and discuss the events in light of conventional wisdom.

Text Box: Soon As An Audiobook !

A contemporary adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s “best story” tells of a  girl who in search of her father becomes trapped on an actual island in the sky where she leads one other worldly army against another in her pursuit of finding her way home.

 

Queen of Sky Island (the ebook)

now published at Amazon and Smashwords

is in development as an audiobook to be

available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes

Cover art for Queen of Sky IslandText Box: Also in Rancho Mirage: Sex, Lies & Politics