Half Straddle

Is This A Room

New York, United States

Dutch Premiere

Paula Court

Is This A Room

New York, United States

Dutch Premiere

Paula Court

Is This A Room

New York, United States

Dutch Premiere

Paula Court

Disturbing real-life theatre thriller about the Trump era
Is This a Room tells the unbelievable, true and still ongoing story of 26-year-old intelligence specialist Reality Winner from Texas. Accused of leaking confidential information about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections, on 3 June 2017, three FBI agents burst into her home and interrogated her. Reality wound up behind bars, where she remains to this very day. Director Tina Satter (New York), brings the literal text of Reality’s entire interrogation to life on the stage. The result is a simmering reconstruction of the contested evening. You will witness the disturbing yet eloquent verbal dance between razor-sharp Reality and the three agents, which raises numerous searching questions about language, patriotism and appropriation in these turbulent Trumpian times. The unforgettable performance will bring you to the painful realisation that this is really happening at this very moment, right now.

“Is This a Room feels almost like a Duchamp readymade: the transcript is presented in its entirety, down to the redactions, and it forms a taut, crazily suspenseful, human-interest-filled story all by itself”

- Loren Noveck, exeuntnyc.com

Credits

Playwright and director | Tina Satter
Score | Sanae Yamada
Performers | Emily Davis, Frank Boyd, TL Thompson, Becca Blackwell
Costumes | Enver Chakartash
Design | Amanda Villalobos
Light | Thomas Dunn
Producer | Randi Rivera
Stage | Malena Juanatey, Tatiana Mladineo
Technician | Andy Sowers
Assistant director | Mariana Catalina
Creative producer | Meiyin Wang

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