She is a plain and pensive woman.
He is a rather ordinary man who lives in an extraordinary house.
This house does algebraic equations and plots violence.
One evening, woman, man, and house collide;
not all of themsurvive.
According to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
one can never be exactly sure of both
the velocity and the position of a particle.
People (and houses) cannot always find out what they want to know.
A family struggles to find humanity and normalcy
in a world made uncertain and strange
after the transformation and “othering” of one of their own.
This physical theatre piece imagines what happens
on the other side of the iconic door
We are not here to flatter egotism,
or prop up humbug;
we are merely telling the [queer] story.
We value what is good in the book;
but we believe in the existence of other,
and more vivid kinds ofgoodness.
Combining the sacrifice, transcendence, blood,
and circumstance of the Catholic Mass with history,
live music, science, dance, literature,
and pop culture to find a wholly modern communion experience.
What we have left is our selves,
broken and battered,
Rachel Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003)
was an American member of the
International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
who traveled to the Gaza Strip
during the Al-Aqsa Intifada.
She was killed when she tried to obstruct
a Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer o
perated by the Israel Defense Forces(IDF.)
Countdown to Zero is a political theatre collective
established in 2007 by Brian Freeland & Julie Rada.
The collective has committed to a series of 10 theatrical works
(10 counting down to zero)
at which time the collective willdisband.
Based on a series of interviews
with Annie in 2003,
this play was produced first by Goshen College
as a runner-up
for the International Peace Play Contest,
and then in collabiration with New World Arts
for my senior thesisproduction.