FREEDOM

KALI WOMEN IN WAR SEASON

TRISTAN BATES THEATRE MAY2018

I was very keen on writing a contemporary piece for the season. I researched the war in Iraq through literature, documentaries and personal stories. There were many tropes I wanted to handle. The humanitarian crisis, only just beyond our shores; our history in the Iraq war; women’s differing liberties. I chose to write a play in which no one was free at the start and see how their journeys unfolded. Choosing to write the play as a Brechtian piece allowed me to tackle elements in a theatrical rather than realistic manner, which I hope heightens the experience for the audience

 

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