My Name is Rachel Corrie

My Name is Rachel Corrie

In March 2003, 23-year-old Rachel Corrie of Olympia, Washington, was crushed to death by an Israeli Defense Forces bulldozer in the Gaza strip. A volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, Corrie was protesting the destruction of Palestinian homes.

Shortly after her death, several of her e-mails home from Gaza were published in a number of media outlets, including in the Guardian UK. British actor and director Alan Rickman then approached Royal Court Theatre about finding a way to tell Rachel’s story onstage. A year after her death, Corrie’s family sent the theatre 184 pages of documents, some dating back to her childhood. A mosaic of letters, emails, to do lists and journal entries, My Name is Rachel Corrie explored an extraordinary young woman’s singular experience in a region most of us only know from the news.

Presented by the PuSH International Performing Arts Festival and co-produced by Neworld Theatre and Teesri Duniya Theatre

Details:

Havana Theatre
Premiered January 2008

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Edited Script by Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner
Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley
Collaborating direction by Marcus Youssef
Performed by Adrienne Wong
Set, Costume and Prop Design Ana Cappelluto
Lighting Designer Itai Erdal
Sound Designer Peter Cerone
Video Designer Candelario Andrade
Sound and Video Systems Design Jesse Ash
Production Manager and Technical Director Jody Burkholder
Stage Manager Beatrice Campbell

Presented by the PuSH International Performing Arts Festival and co-produced by Neworld Theatre and Teesri Duniya Theatre

Land Acknowledgment

Neworld is grateful to create our work on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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