Is This A Room
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
Tue 2 – Sat 13 June
Shoreditch Town Hall
Tickets £15 – £25
BSL interpreted Mon 8 June
Post show discussion Mon 8 June
Hosted by Digitial Activist & Vote Leave Whistleblower Shahmir Sanni
Katherine Romans (Reality Winner)
Frank Boyd (Agent Garrick)
TL Thompson (Agent Taylor)
Joe Lanza (Unknown Male)
Concept and Direction by
Set Design by
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Additional Sound by
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.’