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J R TEETER (1978 - )
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J.R. Teeter is an actor, director and educator living in the greater Rochester area of New York. Much of his work as a playwright involves the use of previously existing material to create a Dramatic experience in what has broadly been defined as a "Theatre of testimony".
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Witnesses of Kitty Genovese, The
Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was raped and murdered outside her apartment building in the early morning hours of March 13th, 1964. Thirty-eight of her friends and neighbors witness the crime occurring, but no one calls police or in any way tries to save her life. Psychologists would later coin the terms "urban apathy" and "bystander effect" in an attempt to describe the circumstances surrounding Kitty's death and explain the actions of the many witnesses. "the Witnesses of Kitty Genovese" is based on a variety of sources that documented her death and the conviction of her murderer.
his play is created through the work of An ensemble of Actors to create 41 distinct historical people. the dialogue for "the Witnesses of Kitty Genovese" is taken from trial transcripts, newspaper Articles, And other such material. As A consequence All of the dialogue is based in whole or in part on the words of real people.
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