|At War: American Playwrights Respond To Iraq
| Open: 01/21/08 Close: 02/04/08
Explores how our artists are responding to the situation in Iraq, and how their work mirrors and reflects the consciousness of the country. This bold new work paints vivid portraits of diverse people at war, including a soldier in a VA clinic with post-Traumatic stress disorder, an Iraqi Ã©migrÃ© professor, an American human rights worker on the field in war-torn Iraq, two soldiers lost in time on a nameless battlefield, a female suicide bomber, an angel, Satan, and a manic vet with shrapnel lodged in his head that picks up Al Jazeera.
This acerbic and insightful theatrical presentation will be followed by a discussion with the artists, and noted speakers whose personal and career experiences have given them a unique perspective on the war, at home and abroad. Writer, activist, and Iraq War veteran, Paul Rieckhoff will be joined each night by the artists and a speaker from Iraq, giving the audience an opportunity to engage with them about the theatrical presentation, the issues and perspectives presented by the work, and the speakers' personal experiences. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their civilian supporters.