Drones: A Protest Play

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Sts): A, C, E to 14 St. (south exits to 14th & 8th Av.; L to 8th Av. (at 14th); #1, 2, 3 to 14 St.(south exits to 12th St. & 7th Av.); PATH to Christopher St. (nr. Hudson St.); F, M to 14 St (at 6th Av.); B, D to W. 4 St. (north exits to Waverly & 6th Av.); maps below)

August 23rd, 2013 7:00 PM
Drones: A Protest Play
Jeena Yi, Micah Stock, Andrew Zox, John Gordon, Wei Yi Lin, Chris Tyler & Ari Rodriguez

A patriotic and utterly sincere drone pilot and his wife are detained by the federal government and held indefinitely in government custody without a conviction or a trial after one of the President’s intelligence advisers intercepts a suspicious message sent over the internet from the pilot’s wife to one of her friends.

This “main” story line is interrupted occasionally by parodic interstitial scenes highlighting some of the more egregious violations of human rights and civil liberties brought about by the United States’ use of unmanned aircraft in warfare and covert killing operations. Meanwhile, the play attempts to outline some of the contours of today’s new military-industrial complex.

Written by Justin Kuritzkes
Directed by Sam Alper
Dramaturg/Assistant Director: Celine Song
Sound Design: Harrison Adams

Cast: Jeena Yi, Micah Stock, Andrew Zox, John Gordon, Wei Yi Lin, Chris Tyler, Ari Rodriguez.
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