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July 12, 2017

Conversations with an Average Joe

The world premiere of Conversations with an Average Joe, a new play written by Senator Joseph Carraro, previously opening at the Jerry Orbach Theater in 2016, just finished previews at The Off-Broadway Davenport Theater on June 24, 2017.

Centering on corrupt politicians, income inequality, government and corporations, race relations, the environment, and the security of the country, Conversations with an Average Joe is a timely, engaging town hall-type gathering that examines the political turmoil surrounding the current election. Based on the real-life stories of average Joes and Janes the Senator has encountered throughout his 24 year career, the play examines injustice at the hands of big government and a broken political system. Senator Carraro's take no prisoners approach is grounded in his background as someone who has uniquely served in the Senate, retiring as an Independent.

"These injustices ring true to most Americans and the play has caught the attention of the theater community because it resonates, especially during one of the most bizarre presidential elections ever," said Carraro. "My role as an insider from both sides of the aisle has allowed me to tell these stories from the many different perspectives and concerns of those 'real Americans' we hear so much about who lack a voice, and to offer solutions to the many problems facing our country."

Carraro served as New Mexico State Senator from 1985 - 2009. He was Executive Member of the National Energy Council and a ranking member who visited every state as chairman and member of national committees with expertise in the issues of finance, education, energy, environment, trade and international relations, and was nominated as Ambassador to Venezuela. With Jack Kemp, he championed development of inner cities and tax reform.

Carraro is a registered Independent with an MBA and a PhD, a stockbroker and financial analyst who has owned restaurants, an author, lecturer, and playwright, and a professor of Human Behavior and Professional Ethics who championed the causes of the developmentally disabled. He was Chair of a multi-billion dollar Investment Oversight Committee and he founded Project Share, a private homeless feeding program. He is a former acquaintance of Ronald Reagan who encouraged him to run for elected office and an appointee of the Clinton administration on the Commission for Disabled Americans.

The cast of Conversations with an Average Joe featured HEATHER MICHELLE, PAT HENNESSEY, KEVIN MAGEE, LISA MECKES, NICOLE VUKOV, JON STRANGE, EMMY ROYELLE, KATYA JADWICK, FRANK FREEMAN, RICHARD YE, JAMES MEYER, KAMILAH FRASER, LIANA SONECLAR, JEREMY CARTER, JULIA GENOVEVA, SIAM HYDER, ALEXA HARRIS.

Opening soon OFF-BROADWAY for upcoming dates check out https://www.conversationswithjoe.com/

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