The Body Of An American

Winner Of The 2013 PEN Award For Drama
By Dan O’Brien
A Co-Production With Gate Theatre

Mogadishu, 1993. Paul Watson is a Canadian photojournalist who is about to take a picture that will win him the Pulitzer Prize.

Princeton, 2013, Dan O’Brien is an American writer who is struggling to finish his play about ghosts. Both men live worlds apart but a chance encounter over the airwaves sparks an extraordinary friendship that sees them journey from one of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul.

Flying from Kabul to the Canadian High Arctic, The Body Of An American is an exhilarating new form of documentary drama that splices the dialogue with actual recordings and photographs by Paul Watson. Performed in an intimate studio space created in our Underground, this production places these two men’s battles – both public and private – against a backdrop of some of the world’s most iconic images of war.

William Gaminara, best known as Professor Leo Dalton in BBC One’s Silent Witness, takes the role of Paul alongside Damien Molony, (Ripper Street, Being Human, Suspects) as Dan.

Recommended for 14+. Contains uncensored images of war.

Feb 14
Mar 14
Venue: Underground
Age: Recommended for ages 14+


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