One-person show premiering: Breaking Up With Jesus

My first one-person show, Breaking up with Jesus, is premiering December 9 – 12 as part of the Process Series through the Department of Communication at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

People can reserve tickets here –—Breaking-Up-With-Jesus

Image description: Performance poster. Burgundy background with the image of a hand-drawn apartment building in the center in white. Arms extend from an open window in the apartment building and toss a suitcase, bottle of wine, glass of wine, loaf of bread, small cross and bible from the window like a romantic comedy break-up scene. At the top of the poster above the apartment image in gold font are the words “The Department of Communication Presents.” Just below that text, in white Old English biblical block font are the words, “Breaking Up With Jesus.” Below the show title, in gold font, is the performer’s information with the words, “By Joseph Richards.” Below the performer information, in gold font are the event details, “December 9th through 12th, Media Arts Space, 108 Franklin Street.” At the bottom of the poster below the apartment image is the show description in white font.” Returning to the South after eight years away, Joey Richards is forced to confront and come to terms with a turbulent ex. In this autobiographical one-person show, Joey reveals the sometimes funny, sometimes heart breaking journey of getting out of a toxic relationship with Jesus Christ.” Below the show description, in yellow text is “Content Warning: Discussions of suicidal thoughts and self harm.” Below the content warning, in gold italic font is the ticket information with the words, “Reserve tickets now!

Satan’s Statement On Steven Bannon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         August 18, 2017


Provo, Utah – Satan took a break from his busy schedule of sinister machinations to deliver a quick statement outside of his U.S. headquarters here in Provo regarding Steven Bannon’s removal as White House chief strategist.

“I am deeply saddened to hear of the departure of my good friend, Steve Bannon. Steve has been a reliable source of hatred, fear mongering and white supremacy for many years. In all honesty, my sadness is a little selfish. Steve was my inside man in the White House, whispering my lies and innuendo directly to President Trump. Steve’s departure means I’ll have to take a more hands-on approach to my dealings with President Trump in the immediate future until I can find a sufficient replacement who can sow fear and chaos at the highest levels of political power in the United States.

“While I lose a trusted ally in the fight against equality and tolerance today, I remain optimistic in our cause. President Trump believes wholeheartedly in my attempts to promote racism, bigotry and income inequality in the United States. I know he will continue to champion these causes and I look forward to continue destroying this country together.”

Following this statement, Satan returned to his offices to make phone calls to his longtime friends, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) to reassure them that they will continue working together to discriminate against minorities and the poor.