Barbara Bosson (1939-2013)

“What I knew from having worked with The Committee, and I’ve said this right from the start everywhere every time anybody has ever asked, it was the best training I ever had as an actress. It allowed you to be in the moment. You had to be alive in the scene.”

The actress, activist, and philanthropist Barbara Bosson was an early funder and booster of our work, and granted us one of our first interviews. Our conversation with her was incredibly fruitful, and we return to it again and again.

Thank you, Barbara.

Who Says Satire Has a Limited Shelf Life?

Forty-Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal, in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, to stand for the National Anthem reminds us of how The Committee depicted a similar instance of non-violent resistance. As spot-on today as it was almost 50 years ago, The Committee’s “Star Spangled Banner” scene is emblematic of their vision of American nationalism, the militarism at the heart of our national identity, and what happens to protesters who won’t stand up and salute the flag. This clip is from 1969’s “A Session with The Committee”, but the scene goes back with the company to 1966 at least.  Featuring Peter Bonerz, Barbara Bosson, Carl Gottlieb, Christopher Ross, Garry Goodrow, Howard Hesseman, Jessica Myerson, and Mel Stewart. #respect #Kaepernick #nationalanthem