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What to expect when you're expelled: A birth story.


Every report on anything reveals something about the reporter's biases. But here we're taking a bit of license. We’re going to call this baby's prenatal preternatural knowledge a five-dimensional snapshot of the human world. A ton of information without commentary. This is not a Werner Herzog documentary. It's more like you left a camera on that could see all of human history up to the present, all over the world. No editing. It's not particularly entertaining, but it is educational.

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen and famous moral philosopher Lou Rawls provide live coverage of a literal metaphorical childbirth, with sideline reports from the start of the ultimate thought experiment - leaving the comfort of the womb and being born as a human in this world of potential and advertising and Grammys for Best Male R&B Vocalist Performance.

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Jeff Dorchen

Jeff is a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, fiction writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter. He's been a playwright, songwriter, and performer with Chicago's Theater Oobleck since 1988, a writer and actor with Red Baron Films since 2000, and a contributor to This Is Hell! since 1996. He currently lives in Los Angeles.


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