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Is This A Room: REALITY WINNER VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTION
with Becca Blackwell, Emily Davis, Pete Simpson, T.L. Thompson
A true story, still unfolding.
At the center of an imperative discourse about what it means to have honor in today’s America.
June 3, 2017
A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner (Emily Davis) is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in our voting system. She's in jail now.
Is This A Room stages the verbatim FBI transcript of what happened at Reality's house that day. With an original score by Sanae Yamada (Moon Duo, Vive la Void).
As the verbal dance between knife-sharp Reality and the FBI agents unfolds in Reality’s home and her autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges—with consequences that extend from the most personal to the totally political.
Concept and Direction by Tina Satter. Score by Sanae Yamada. Costume Design by Enver Chakartash. Set Design by Parker Lutz. Lighting Design by Thomas Dunn. Sculptural Design by Amanda Villalobos. Production and Stage Management by Randi Rivera. Assistant Direction and Stage Management by Mariana Catalina.
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Tina Satter/Half Straddle: Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription is made possible with support from Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription was developed in part at The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, New York Theatre Workshop's Dartmouth Residency, and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency in 2018.
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