The Forty Hour Club continues to develop its Arts & Advocacy model "Chasing The New White Whale—Harpooning Addiction" by offering outreach programs, presentations, and performances aimed at bringing awareness to the issues of opiate addiction within the commercial fishing industry and other working communities.
Through direct engagement with communities hardest-hit by the opioid epidemic, we use theater and performance to engender a greater awareness of the epidemic and the underlying disease of addiction; engage the audience in a creative dialogue that propels constructive change; and emphasize the need for more understanding and compassion. Our outreach programs can be presented in schools, community centers, libraries, outdoors on working waterfronts, and in and around other non-traditional venues in the community. We are always looking for partners to collaborate with, and would love to talk to you about the possibility of bringing a program to your community.
"THE HUNGRY GHOST" (April 1, 2019)
Created by Michael Gorman and the Forty Hour Club
A community outreach event and performance/presentation at North Haven Community School & Waterman's Community Center. Island of North Haven, Maine. More...
"AMBERGRIS"— Mining the Net Yard for the Roots of Addiction And New Models of Sustainable Fishing. An Environmental Installation and Performance (October 20, 2018)
This installation & performance took place on the working waterfront at Portland's Fish Exchange/Net Yard, and explored the roots of the disease of addiction and the economic devastation being caused by the ongoing opiate epidemic within the commercial fishing community. More...