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"My mother always used to say, 'There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.'" -- Donald Freed
- For the Canadian singer, see Don Freed.
(born 1933) is a politically-engaged American playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and actor. He has a long association with writing programs at the University of Southern California, and was Artist in Residence at the Workshop Theatre, University of Leeds, UK (Fall 2006 — Spring 2008), and Playwright in Residence at York Theatre Royal (Fall 2007 — Spring 2008), participating in a six-week Master Class in York in October and November 2007 ("Freed in Residence in York"). He has also been Playwright in Residence at Denison University, Ohio and taught at Loyola Marymount University.
His latest play, Patient #1
(draft posted on Another America
), "set in 2009 at an elite psychiatric clinic in South Florida, imagines a heavily sedated President George W. Bush, after he has left the Oval Office" (Johnson). It was published in 2007 and is being staged at York Theatre Royal in early 2008 ("Donald Freed", Another America
Freed also was one of the few prominent outsiders to visit Jonestown before the tragedy there involving the mass suicide of over 900 members of the Peoples Temple. Freed's visit followed controversial political figure Jim Jones contacting Freed and Mark Lane to help uncover alleged plots by intelligence agencies against the Temple.
Total Books: 22
Work for the Peoples Temple and Jonestown Tragedy more �