TO defend Freedom
(3m, 1f) On August 29, 2013 two Algerian detainees were released from Guantanamo Bay Detention Center after being held captive for 12 years without charge. American and international newspapers published scanty information about this event that changed the course of two lives. This full length play imagines the scene between one of the detainees and his lawyer who breaks the momentous news.
TO DEFEND FREEDOM was developed as a full length play as part of Signature Theatre's SigWorks Program in June 2016 and had a workshop reading as part of Theater Alliance's Hothouse New Play Development Program in October 2016.
TO DEFEND FREEDOM was produced in January 2014 as part of the Long Island City One Acts Festival at The Secret Theatre in New York City. It was also produced in June 2014 as part of the ObamAmerica Festival at Theatre 503 in London, and at Progressive Playwright at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow in September 2014.