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Confessions of a Pulpiteer
Confessions of A Pulipiteer


Sacramento Theater Examiner

Rehearsal photos of
"Confessions of a Pulpiteer"
the first staged reading of the
2010 Playwright's Festival of New Works
by: Barry Wisdom



KCSB 91.9 Santa Barbara Interview

"The Culture of Protest"
host Dick Flack interviews
Lee Boek about
Confessions of a Pulpiteer.
Musicians Mitch Greenhill
& Roberta Levitow
sing with Lee,
songs from the performance

Confessions of a Pulpiteer
[partial] Soundtrack *

I'll Fly Away

Farther Along

* Songs performed by Mitch Greenhill & Roberta Levitow.

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RECENT UPDATE: Public Works Improvisational Theatre (PWIT) is currently presenting its monthy salon:

Voice In The Well (VITW) our literary salon hosted by Eric Vollmer with music, story, poetry and great literature continues on the second Sunday of the month at 7pm at:

681 Venice Blvd, Venice 90291.
Be watching for future presentations of our periodic show: Storyphile, storytelling, music and poetry, presented at various locations around LA from time to time.
PWIT will also be presenting, and participating in other musical concerts, plays, readings and poetry events thru out the year.
PWIT often collaborates with Qumran Backstage and LALaborFest to create and support works dealing with labor and incarceration issues.
PWIT is also currently engaged in working with Gail Zone on LA Stories, being presented monthly at The Independent Theater on Main between 2nd and 3rd Streets in DTLA during Art Walk.



Public Works Improvisational Theatre (PWIT) specializes in cultural activism theatre that puts audiences in touch with contemporary events and their immediate personal, political and social relevance as well as its surrondings. In addition to performing its own original pieces around the nation, PWIT regularly collaborates with other theater companies and artists speaking to subjects that relate to the issues and dialogue of our times. PWIT dedicates its resources to creating community, and love & respect to the word, for music and the camaraderie of the arts, always with an eye to involving at-risk youth, the elderly and community groups. 

PWIT has been funded by California Arts Council, National/State/County Partnership, Cultural Affairs Dept. of L.A., Brody Arts Fund L.A., and the Puffin Foundation N.J.


Lee Boek: Artistic Director

An integral part of Public Works Improvisational Theater Company since the 1970s, Lee took over as Artistic Director of the company in 2001 after founding member Marlene Rasnick’s passing. The California native, born in 1941, has had successful careers as a Fundamentalist Evangelist preacher, radio host, actor, writer, producer, union organizer, husband, father, grandfather to many & champion for the under-served & wronged. A staple of the Silverlake arts community, Lee continues to be on the forefront of accessible, socially-relevant performing arts productions

Lee has been with the company since 1979. He has helped to create, direct and perform in virtually all the original plays and performance art pieces
produced by the company since then. He has also been seen on television on Mama’s Family, Webster, Home Improvement, and MADtv. Before moving to Los Angeles in the late seventies, Boek was a well-known performer and radio personality in northern California, where he was known as Brother Lee Love of the Survival Revival Hour on KZAP-FM radio in the late sixties.


Eric Vollmer: Director of Development

Writer / Producer Eric Vollmer is the Director of Development of Public Works Improv.  Mr Vollmer has written and produced more than 300 Reader Theater Cabaret programs, drawing upon the talents of hundreds of writers, musicians, comics and dramatists.  He completed his Master's Degree in Communications at UC San Diego, where he was also an Affiliate of the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation Studies.  He has also served as a Board Member of the United Nations Association, Los Angeles Chapter - and is currently serving on the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Of Ethics Board of Directors.  His interest in literary and cultural history is reflected in tributes he has created to honor the memory of Shakespeare, Emerson, Conrad, Orwell, Shaw and Steinbeck, among many others. For eighteen years, Eric Vollmer has led thousands of audience members on a guided tour through fabulous pages of literature, poetry, prose and has recreated classic scene readings drawn from the World Stage.


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Stewart Nelsen, film director & sound engineer, shot the "Confessions of a Pulpiteer" video promo 


Photographer Lucas Janin shot our "Confessions of a Pulpiteer" photos