SOLDIER X follows a young African American social worker who becomes professionally compromised when she falls for a returning veteran that’s romantically entangled with his fallen friend’s Muslim sister. The play tallies the emotional scars inflicted on our young men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. How exactly do you rejoin a society that remains as conflicted about its wars as it is with issues of race and gender?
HERE Arts Center
145 Sixth Avenue
(enter on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring)
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
March 24 – April 19, 2015
Tuesday – Saturday @ 8:30PM
Sunday @ 4:00PM
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Rehana Lew Mirza is the author of the plays LONELY LEELA, presented by Laguardia Performing Arts Center; A DISTANT RELATION, presented by the Asian American Theater Company; PARTICLES OF PAKISTAN for Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Sloan Commission; and IF IT’S SAD I DON’T WANT TO SEE IT at Queens Theater in the Park. Her plays have been published with Alexander Street Press, indietheaternow and New York Theatre Review. She is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, having served as its co-director for two years.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Lucie Tiberghien has directed the world premieres of Christina Anderson’s THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY at CATF and Charles Randolph Wright’s LOVE IN AFGHANISTAN at Arena Stage. Also, JT Roger’s BLOOD AND GIFTS, at La Jolla Playhouse and the world premieres of DON’T GO GENTLE by Stephen Belber at MCC and Katori Hall’s HOODOO LOVE at Cherry Lane Theatre. She recently joined the team of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s new musical RESURRECTION CITY.
CAST AND DESIGN TEAM
SOLDIER X features performances by Kaliswa Brewster, Cleo Gray, Jared McNeill, Turna Mete, and Carolyn Michelle Smith.
Featuring designs by Daniel Conway (sets), Beth Goldenberg (costumes), Peter West (lights), Daniel Baker / Broken Chord (sound).