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    LIFT and Shoreditch Town Hall present

    A true story, still unfolding. June 3, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in our voting system. She’s in jail now.

    Three years later this staggering play, conceived and directed by Tina Satter, reveals the investigation’s official transcript as a verbal dance between the knife-sharp Reality, a now 28 year old woman from Texas accused of leaking top secret US intelligence, and the FBI agents who arrive at her home unannounced to interrogate her.

    As Reality’s autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges, offering vital considerations of power, patriotism, and honour at this particularly loaded political moment.

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    Tina Satter/Half Straddle USA

    PERFORMANCE INFO:

    Tue 2 – Sat 13 June
    7.45pm
    Shoreditch Town Hall
    Tickets £15 – £25
    Age 14+

    BSL interpreted Mon 8 June

    Post show discussion Mon 8 June
    Hosted by Digitial Activist & Vote Leave Whistleblower Shahmir Sanni

     

    Cast
    Katherine Romans (Reality Winner)
    Frank Boyd (Agent Garrick)
    TL Thompson (Agent Taylor)
    Joe Lanza (Unknown Male)

    Concept and Direction by
    Tina Satter
    Score by
    Sanae Yamada
    Set Design by
    Parker Lutz
    Lighting Design by
    Thomas Dunn
    Costume Design by
    Enver Chakartash
    Sculptural Design by
    Amanda Villalobos
    Additional Sound by
    Lee Kinney
    Producer
    Meiyin Wang
    Associate Producer
    Mariana Catalina

    Premiered at The Kitchen, NYC January 5 2019 and produced by VINEYARD THEATRE. This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

    ‘REMARKABLE! AN EXTRAORDINARY THEATRE WORK. A SHARP, BLINDINGLY POLISHED SLICE OF THEATER VÉRITÉ.’

    Ben Brantley, New York Times