Dog Whistle (March 2018)


Dog Whistle is a humorous and incisive look at modern politics. In a tight race for Senator of Ohio, two candidates are racing to see who can abandon their principles first: the incumbent Democrat, fearful of losing his seat, or the Republican “change candidate”, who’s excelling at the game of politics too well for her own liking. Stuck in the middle of this race is a woman looking to the government for help. As both candidates try to outsmart each other, a tragedy occurs. How will the candidates respond? Dog Whistle is a direct examination of the current state of politics, and how callow our elected representatives on both sides have become.

Kimmel is providing his script to readings that raise funds for two anti-gun violence groups, “Everytown for Gun Safety” and “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America”. This work is being read nationally as part of a larger action, and we’re eager to tell the story in the NW.