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Monday, May 3, 2010

Pedo-priest victim One-Act play reading Wednesday night

On AlterNet now, to read click headline here:

One Act Play on Pedophile Priest Crime, Written by Victim, Reading Wednesday 7PM in NYC

A reading of a play by Joe Capozzi
Directed by Robert Charles Gompers, Wed, May 5th @ 7pm, at Union Theological Seminary, James Chapel, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street, NYC

(We Wrote About Joe Capozzi and his play previously at City of Angels:)

It’s yet another case of a Catholic priest insinuating himself on a parish family then raping the children. Survivor Joe Capozzi of New York City is also an artist, so as he went public with his charges against Monsignor Peter Cheplic of New Jersey, Capozzi also burst out his story in a one-act play. The result is “For Pete’s Sake” a portrayal of the anguish of Capozzi’s first dealing with the crimes, and the obliqueness of being an adult victim of pedophile priests.

Capozzi is an actor-writer building professional credits and living in Manhattan. In “For Pete’s Sake” he writes and performs what he went through before going to the media and law enforcement in 2006 to report a Catholic priest’s sexual assaults that started in Joe’s early adolescence. Capozzi used his art as a way of coming to terms with the serial crimes. Today performances of “For Pete’s Sake” raise money for Road to Recovery, a support organization for adult victims of pedophile priests in New Jersey and New York.

Capozzi knew he couldn’t just tell one or two people what happened and then let the secret continue to fester inside. So he put the angst and confusion of the experience into a one act play that is moving and dynamic and brings the experience alive.

Joe told me about the play in...
(Click headline above to continue reading, story is on AlterNet on Page One under SoapBox next few hours. From Kay Ebeling, The City of Angels Is Everywhere )

And it will eventually take you here from Friday, October 09, 2009:

New one act play shows passion of going public about crimes of pedophile priest

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