Seventeen years ago, an act of madness
changed America forever.

D. A. Smith presents

The 911 Project

A drama in three acts

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The Author

Hi, Everybody! I'm Dennis A. Smith. You can call me Dennis or D. A.

And welcome to The 9/11 Project!

I'm a professional songwriter with three previous albums under my belt. I was once the lead singer for the band Lucky Dogg. I'm also the author of the critically acclaimed learning program That's Smart! How to Improve Learning Habits. The 911 Project will be first stage major theatre work.

Previous Work

All songs are © Dennis A. Smith.

Rules Were Made to Break

Horse Head Baby Records, ©1993

Rules Were Made to Break

Hands Off My Rock 'n Roll

Horse Head Baby Records, ©2000

Hands Off My Rock 'N Roll

Thats Smart! How to Improve Learning Habits (1st ed.)

Lions Quarter Publishing, ©2010

That's Smart! How to Improve Learning Habits

Available at the Lions Quarter Store!

In this example from That's Smart! D. A. Smith demonstrates two different techniques to help memorize list information, in this case, the 50 U.S. States. The first way uses rhythm and melody, the next alphabetization and categories.

Listen and sing along!

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona . . .
Arkansas, California, Co-lo-rado;
Connecticut, Delaware, Florida--
Georgia, HAWAII . . .

Idaho, Illinois, Indiana . . .
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky;
Lou-i-si-an-a, Maine, Maryland . . .
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota.

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm, hm-hmm . . .
Hm-hmm, hm-hmm, hm-hmm . . .

Mississippi, Missouri, Montana . . .
Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire;
New Jersey, New Mexico, NEW YORK,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio.

Hm-hmm, hm-hmm, hm-hmm . . .
Hm-hmm, hm-hmm, hm-hmm . . .

Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania . . .
Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota;
Tennessee, Texas, Utah . . .
Vermont, Virginia, Washington.

West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wy-o-ming.

I've also made a demo video for the 911 Project song: Don't Forget a Soldier

I hope I can count on your support. For more information, visit my Lions Quarter Blog.

Have an awesome day!

The Play

The 911 Project is dedicated to everyone who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. It's a story of a group of these “everyday heroes” – people who enlisted to serve in the War on Terror and their loved ones back home. It is a history of the first, incredible decade of the 21st century as seen through their eyes.

My goal in writing The 9/11 Project with a “mission” to try to get the average American to care what soldiers and their families go through when they are deployed in times of war.

Every September 11 that rolls around, year after year, phrases like “Never Forget” and “Never Again” are posted throughout the media. I’m hoping The 9/11 Project can be used as a reference point for discussion, understanding, and healing.

I hope you're moved to support. For more information, you can visit the Lions Quarter Blog; for other ways you can help, click on THE PROJECT link below.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!

The Campaign

The Credits

Background by Sean and Ashlie Nelson