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jfoxI have to write you a very deeply personal letter right now and I hope it is met with an open mind.

I have a secret to confess.

Well, it’s actually not a secret at all, it’s a very easy thing to find out if you just Google me, but I am not sure that many of you who are fans of my two documentaries GASLAND and GASLAND Part II know it.

It is this: I was not always a documentary filmmaker and I was not always an environmentalist. In fact, before the gas industry made a maelstrom out of all of our lives, I had a job that I deeply deeply loved: I was a theatre director and playwright.

I made more than 25 new works for the stage with my theatre troupe the International WOW Company. These plays would premiere in amazing places all over the world, hence our name. We performed in Thailand and Japan and the Philippines, we performed in Germany and France, we performed in New York City and in upstate New York. We made huge, fantastical, epic plays with large casts, striking imagery and powerful politics.

The theater is a kind of collective action. The theater is a motivator. A great theater production is something that you never forget about all your days.

So here is the news: I am making a new play, for the first time in five years, and I want you to come see it. I want you to be a part of this very special new kind of action. I am calling it The Solutions Grassroots Tour and it is a very different and unique kind of play that prompts a very different and unique kind of action.

In rehearsal for The Solutions Grassroots Tour. Photo credit:
In rehearsal for The Solutions Grassroots Tour. Photo credit: Erik Mc Gregor

But before I go into that I want to tell you one more secret.

Actually, it’s not a secret either, if you Google this fact you will get it almost immediately.

It feels like a secret because it seems like nobody knows it.

It is this: we can run the planet on 100 percent renewable energy.

The science and technology says we can do it—100 percent wind, water and sun. No fossil fuels necessary. No more fracking, no more mountaintop removal, no more tar sands. We have the technology now.

What we don’t have right now is enough people and politicians acting to create our new world.

So what The Solutions Grassroots tour does is combine culture and grassroots organizing, creating a powerful tool to change our nation’s beliefs when it comes to renewable energy.

The Solutions Grassroots Tour is a theater, film and concert event that gives communities the tools and recourses to build their own renewable energy.

We have created these events to show you exactly how easy it is to immediately switch your power provider.

We have created these shows to show you exactly how difficult it will be to continue living in a hotter, more fracked up world.

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