Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 8:00 pm Friday, November 11, 2011 - 8:00 pm Kay Theatre Aftermath reveals the stories of Iraqi civilians driven from their country by the chaos and violence of the Iraq war.
In 2008, playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen interviewed some 35 people who had fled to the relative safety of Jordan - a cross-section of lives interrupted - and crafted their conversations to be portrayed onstage by a nine-member cast of Arab-American actors in a theatrical event that peers into the heart of darkness to find our shared humanity.
Learn more about playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, Aftermath, and documentary theater in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:
Aftermath: Read the script of this landmark docu-drama
Review: Read a review of Aftermath published in the New York Times
Video: Interviews with the playwrights and actors (by the New York Theatre Workshop, courtesy of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen: Explore other plays by the team behind Aftermath
Documentary Drama in the UM Libraries: Learn more about documentary drama on the stage, screen, and airwaves from around the globe