29 min

A Blind Play of Social Forces A Blind Play of Social Forces

    • Drama

“ A Blind Play Of Social Forces” is adapted from an unpublished story originally written in 2014 and performed as a staged reading. It is based on several accounts of bullying which took place in American schools between 2001 and 2014. However, Mr. Avery, the middle-school social studies teacher who inspires the hate crime at the heart of the story, is based on a real teacher with whom I attended grad school. Many of his words are echoes of words spoken in class by the real Mr. Avery. This episode deals with violence against children. As they say, parental discretion is advised. 
Written and directed by Michael Mau
STARRING
Yosra Zekry as Sara,
Pascal Casimier as David,
Malya Muth as Mrs. Sterner,
Andressa Da Silva as Ms. Price,
Olya Aman as Maryam,
Rich Greene as Mr. Avery.
Sound effects courtesy of Pixabay.
Additional Music by Kevin McLeod. All link’s to the music are below.
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Almost New by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3353-almost-new
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com

Music: Daytime TV Theme by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3622-daytime-tv-theme
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com

Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com

Happy Alley by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3851-happy-alley
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Music: Gymnopedie No. 1 by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License (CC BY 4
"They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces." Richard Wright, Native Son.

All episodes written and directed by Michael Mau
Theme music composed by Trevor Tremaine
Main title artwork by Geneva Hicks
Epigraph read by Sharmaarke Purcell

To find out more about our cast, to read the original short stories, or donate to the show so we c...

“ A Blind Play Of Social Forces” is adapted from an unpublished story originally written in 2014 and performed as a staged reading. It is based on several accounts of bullying which took place in American schools between 2001 and 2014. However, Mr. Avery, the middle-school social studies teacher who inspires the hate crime at the heart of the story, is based on a real teacher with whom I attended grad school. Many of his words are echoes of words spoken in class by the real Mr. Avery. This episode deals with violence against children. As they say, parental discretion is advised. 
Written and directed by Michael Mau
STARRING
Yosra Zekry as Sara,
Pascal Casimier as David,
Malya Muth as Mrs. Sterner,
Andressa Da Silva as Ms. Price,
Olya Aman as Maryam,
Rich Greene as Mr. Avery.
Sound effects courtesy of Pixabay.
Additional Music by Kevin McLeod. All link’s to the music are below.
The following music was used for this media project:
Music: Almost New by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3353-almost-new
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com

Music: Daytime TV Theme by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3622-daytime-tv-theme
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com

Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday
License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Artist website: https://incompetech.com

Happy Alley by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3851-happy-alley
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Music: Gymnopedie No. 1 by Kevin MacLeod
Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3837-gymnopedie-no-1
License (CC BY 4
"They hate because they fear, and they fear because they feel that the deepest feelings of their lives are being assaulted and outraged. And they do not know why; they are powerless pawns in a blind play of social forces." Richard Wright, Native Son.

All episodes written and directed by Michael Mau
Theme music composed by Trevor Tremaine
Main title artwork by Geneva Hicks
Epigraph read by Sharmaarke Purcell

To find out more about our cast, to read the original short stories, or donate to the show so we c...

29 min