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Unknown Soldier ()

Produced by

Architect Theatre and lemonTree Creations

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Jonathan Seinen
Director: Jonathan Seinen

Venue

Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace

Run

August 9th, 2014 – August 16th, 2014

Synopsis

A soldier is held in solitary confinement. Every 5 minutes, the guards ask ‘Are you okay?’ Unknown Soldier is a one-person play that chronicles the events that find an Army Private, who acted according to their convictions, awaiting their sentence. A fictionalized drama, Unknown Soldier is inspired by the actions of Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, a US Army Private who leaked classified documents to Wikileaks, exposing political corruption and questionable military violence, arguably fueling the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement. By confronting themes of freedom, identity, and secrecy, the play asks: How does one live in the contemporary world with integrity?  (summerworks.ca)


Cast

Jeff Ho Army Private

Creative Team

Jonathan Seinen Playwright
Jonathan Seinen Director
Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman Dramaturge
Jung-Hye Kim Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Jennifer Lennon Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Indrit Kasapi Choreographer

Production

Marc Benson Stage Manager
Indrit Kasapi Producer
Georgina Beaty Producer
Jonathan Seinen Producer

Staff

Chris Malkowski Venue Technician
Chris Malkowski Festival Lighting Designer
David Fisher Venue Technician