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THE WORD
written & directed
by Victor Isaac

Are you listening?

8 Episodes
Original Run: 7 Eps, 9/22/12 - 12/1/12
Playoffs Run: 1 Ep, 6/22/13

CAST

Victor Isaac

Rev. Johnson (Eps. 1-2, 5-6 & 8)
LeShaun Curtis Johnson (Eps. 3-5 & 7)

Erin Holt

Ruth Gaitsberg (Ep. 3 & 5)

Rebecca Larsen

Lillith (Eps. 4-5)

Michael Holmes

Michael (Ep. 7)

EPISODE ONE (9/22/12)
Video by Pete Caslavka
Photos by Addi Gaash

SUMMARY:  Reverend Johnson delivers a sermon on the different levels of friendship and exactly what kind of friend Jesus is to him.


The Reverend Johnson explains the differing levels of friendship, beginning with Level One.

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EPISODE TWO (9/29/12)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  Reverend Johnson delivers a sermon about being careful what you wish for.


The good Rev. Johnson of the 1st Church of the Holy Homeboy delivers a sermon about wishing for things.

EPISODE THREE (10/6/12)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  LeShaun Curtis Johnson is in prison - "but that ain't my fault."  He's up for parole... and is only paroled due to a drunken letter from his estranged brother... the Rev. Johnson.


LeShaun Curtis Johnson faces an exit interview at what could be his final parole hearing.

LeShawn Curtis Johnson (Victor Isaac) awaits his parole hearing. Ruth Gaitsberg (Erin Holt), LeShaun's parole officer. "...but that ain't my fault, 'cause I'm a hard workin' man." Against her better judgement, Ruth paroles LeShaun.

EPISODE FOUR (10/13/12)
Video by Addi Gaash
Photos by Carrie Keranen

SUMMARY:  LeShaun runs into a woman at the bus stop on his way from prison to see his brother and tells her the story of why he was arrested.  But it turns out the woman is no stranger... this is Lillith, the Biblical temptress.  They made a deal.  And now it's time for LeShaun to repay his debt.


LeShaun explains his part in a bit of skullduggery.

LeShaun tells a woman he meets at the bus stop (Rebecca Larsen) the almost-true story of why he went to prison. She's amused by his stories. She reveals herself as the demonic Lillith... and they've met before. Uh oh.  Time for LeShaun to live up to his deal.

EPISODE FIVE (10/20/12)
Video by Marz Richards
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  The Rev. Johnson explains to his congregation that he wrote the parole board a letter on behalf of his no-good brother, LeShaun... explaining why he's no good and should stay in prison.  Meanwhile, LeShaun attempts to turn to his parole officer, Judith, for help, but he can't escape Lilith's watchful, vengeful eye.


LeShaun explains the ultimate results of proper application of HD technique.

Rev. Johnson needs some medicinal help to get through this sermon. Judith (Erin Holt) talks to her mother. LeShaun arrives, seeking help. Lilith puts the hurt on LeShaun, and gives him a warning.

EPISODE SIX (11/17/12)
Video by Annette Fasone
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  The Rev. Johnson gives a sermon on conflict avoidance and Janet Jackson's "tooty ratio."  He is interrupted by a phone call from the Archangel Michael, who demands his help... right now.


Rev. Johnson explains the algebra of the Tooty Ratio to the gathered flock.

EPISODE SEVEN (12/1/12)
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  LeShaun arrives in the middle of nowhere, as directed by Lillith... and finds a man named Michael already there, Bible in hand, reach to fight a holy war by the side of the Rev. Johnson.  When LeShaun finds a gun and is directed by Lillith to kill Michael, Michael is oddly sanguine, and turns his back to make the deed easier for LeShaun... but LeShaun instead turns the gun on himself.

PLAYOFFS - ROUND ONE!
EPISODE EIGHT (6/22/13)
Photos by Marian Gonzalez

SUMMARY:  The Reverend gives a sermon about how maybe Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection was just an April Fools' prank he pulled off.  If that story turned out to be true, would that actually make any difference to who you are?  No, he says, it wouldn't.  You'd still be the same person. He might not be a pastor at the Church, but he'd still like the big booty freaks down at the bar.  Let us pray...