How we’re doing TFOJB for 2016.


Bring TFOJB to your town! Help to make it the next Fantasticks with an audience, cast and crew revolution! First, you go out and make a difference for others and in yourself, then be part of it.

Have you been observing the progress of TFOJB Boston TFOJB Pittsburgh TFOJB New York TFOJB Seattle from afar? You no longer have permission to be an innocent bystander. Do something to alleviate homelessness, post about it ‪#‎tfojbstrong‬ and be part of it. We could be the next perennial show like The Fantasticks — somewhere, and also start a revolution! #tfojbstrong

To people already in the trenches working on the issue of homelessness: I’m out attempting to raise volunteers for you, who will be audience, cast and crew of my play. We’re taking a theatrical approach (collaboration, group bonding, taking on the issue of social isolation) and hope to be a perennial theater performance so we can bring in people actually doing something about homelessness over a long period of time. What can we rock together?


We had to improvise

We had to improvise

The feast is still on and the table still grows but now there are more places at the table. Instead of bringing a 90 minute play, “The Feast of Jovi Bono” to the stage in the traditional way, let’s call this “TFOJB – The Remix.” Improvisational. Interactive. The Spencer-Okoboji Time Bank is about all of us, and TFOJB will be, too. Instead of assuming a character and memorizing a part in the usual way, we’re inviting people to bring their own stories, characters, personae to our table. Think “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” but with a snarky chef/narrator/host and a lot more rock! From here on out, we’re updating twice a day. Tickets on sale soon. Casting now. The questions are unchanged: “Does it seem right that some people really live while others are expected to merely exist?” and “What’s your hunger?”