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Season 2020

Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription

2 – 19 JUL 2020

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    2 – 19 Jul

The true FBI story of Reality Winner: yoga teacher, cat lover, national security threat.

June 2017: Arriving home, Reality finds a team of armed federal agents waiting. They’re investigating a leak.  Classified information has got out about Russian hacking to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Reality lets the agents in. They chat. They reposition. Gradually, it becomes clear: this is an interrogation.

The genuine FBI recording of Reality’s interview so struck Tina Satter that she adapted it, word-for-word, as a ready-made script. Without any need for amendment, it plays so fantastically theatrically that it stands as testament to Reality’s real-world wit and complexity.

The 2019 premiere season in New York was a sellout. In 2020, the Brooklyn-based ensemble of performers come to Malthouse Theatre to share an urgent, globally relevant message of agency, power and patriotism within the patriarchy.

‘DAMN, THE REAL WORLD IS A HELL OF A WRITER.’

— Artforum

CONCEPT & DIRECTION / Tina Satter
CAST / Emily Davis, TL Thompson, Becca Blackwell
SCORE / Sanae Yamada
COSTUME DESIGN / Enver Chakartash
SET DESIGN / Parker Lutz
LIGHTING DESIGN / Thomas Dunn
SCULPTURAL DESIGN / Amanda Villalobos
PRODUCTION & STAGE MANAGEMENT / Randi Rivera 
ASSISTANT DIRECTION & STAGE MANAGEMENT / Mariana Catalina
CREATIVE PRODUCER / Meiyin Wang

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

PREVIEW
8pm, Thursday 2 July

OPENING NIGHT 
8pm, Friday 3 July

Malthouse Theatre presents Tina Satter/Half Straddle’s (USA) Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription.
Key image: Manipulated from found image: Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle