March 20, 2003. A date that the ordinary people of Iraq will never forget. A day that changed their lives forever. The day the Americans arrived in their country.
New York Theatre Workshop sent Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning creators of The Exonerated, to Jordan in June 2008 to find out firsthand what happened to the Iraqi civilians as a result of the events that began on that fateful day. They interviewed some 35 people - cross-section of lives interrupted - who fled chaos and violence that befell Iraq society for the relative safety of Jordan. Following their visit to Amman, Jessica and Erik crafted their conversations with the Iraqis into an unforgettable theatrical event.
Fajer Al-Kaisi, Amir Arison, Leila Buck, Maha Chehlaoui, Demosthenes Chrysan, Daoud Heidami, Omar Koury, Laith Nakli, Rasha Zamamiri Wescott
Author: Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
Director: Jessica Blank
Producer: New York Theatre Workshop
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