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Torture Team: Called to Account

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Dec 16, 2015
Dec 16, 2015
Segal Theatre

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Wednesday, December 16
Segal Theatre

6:30pm Reading

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Inspired by Called to Account, Torture Team: Called to Account uses as a foundation, Torture Team a piece created by Nicolas Kent, Vanessa Redgrave and Philippe Sands. The piece revisits moments, memos and documents from recent history to illustrate the legal gymnastics at play in the days, months and years after the September 11th attacks. Looking at government memos, interviews and first hand accounts as historical material, the evening examines decisions and events that led to the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay as part of the War on Terror.

Directed by Ashley Tata. Dramaturgy by Meropi Peponides. Performed by  Zachary Clark, Kate Garfield, Matt Hurley, and Vincent Torres.


Meropi PeponidesMeropi Peponides is a writer, dramaturg, artistic producer and co-founder of Radical Evolution, a multiethnic producing collective based in Brooklyn. She is also the Producer at Soho Rep. Other organizations with which she has collaborated include The Foundry Theatre, The Movement Theatre Company, Women’s Project Theater, The Public Theater, 24th Street Theatre and Watts Village Theater Company. BA, UCLA. MFA Columbia University (Dean’s fellow).

Ashley TataAshley Tata is an opera & theater director. Recent credits include: the premiere of George Lam’s Heartbreak Express (Rhymes With Opera); thingNY’s immersive, multi-media opera This Take Place Close By (The Knockdown Center, NYC); the world premiere of Mojiao Wang’s Encounter (National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China/Beijing Modern Music Festival); David T. Little’s Soldier Songs with video by Bill Morrison (Beth Morrison Projects/Atlas Theatre, DC/Holland Festival, Amsterdam). As an assistant director she works with Robert Woodruff (including the upcoming NYC premiere of Dog Days, January ’16 at the Skirball Center), Daniel Fish and Jay Scheib among others. Upcoming: Molière’s Don Juan (Fisher Center, Bard College). BA Marymount Manhattan College. MFA Columbia University.

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