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The Truth Has Changed
$24 general public
Tickets for this event go on sale to Wexner Center members August 8, 2018, at 10 AM. Public ticket sales for this event begin August 18, 2018.
Taking us from 9/11 through Donald Trump’s election, this solo show by accomplished playwright and director Josh Fox traces his journey as an activist through an America in crisis.
Perhaps best known for his award-winning documentary Gasland (2010) and his reporting on the protests at Standing Rock, Fox is one of the country’s most visible opponents of hydraulic fracturing and other practices that threaten our environment. In The Truth Has Changed, Fox shares his perspective from the front lines—from filming the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to working alongside Senator Bernie Sanders—to capture a dizzying landscape of systemic corruption and disinformation in which our elections, climate scientists, and the truth itself are at risk.
Featuring his complex brand of storytelling honed over a career that includes directing five feature films, writing and directing over 25 plays, and a turn in SITI Company, this theatrical production offers both a warning and a way forward for our besieged democracy. Premiering in New York on September 11, The Truth Has Changed will be adapted as a book and also developed as a film by HBO scheduled for release in 2019.
More about the artist
Josh Fox is the founder and artistic director of the International WOW Company, a nonprofit formed in 1996 to create films, plays, and other works that address socioeconomic issues and foster participation in the political process. The group’s projects include Fox’s films Memorial Day (2008); Gasland (2010), winner of Sundance’s Special Jury Award for documentary; and Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock (2017). In 2016, Fox was awarded his third Environmental Media Association award for his film How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change. Fox is an ongoing supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders and served on the New York delegation to the 2016 Democratic Party Platform Committee, helping to pass an historic climate amendment that addressed carbon pricing, the phasing out of natural gas power plants, and adopting tougher standards for all federal energy projects. Fox’s reporting has appeared in The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, and NowThis, among other outlets.
International WOW website
Josh Fox, The Truth Has Changed, image courtesy of the artist
MAJOR SEASON SUPPORT FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Blackwell Inn
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation