This powerful anthology brings together reflective and raw plays by American playwrights surrounding the psychic and political boundaries of the many faces and shadows of terrorism.
Allan Havis's introduction addresses a variety of terrorism cases from the last 25 years, examines several theories of the root causes of modern terrors, and underscores how theatre forms a unique contour to social and philosophical thought on terrorism.
With a foreword from Robert Brustein, the anthology features:
Break of Noon by Neil LaBute
7/11 by Kia Corthron
Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros
Columbinus by PJ Paparelli and Stephen Karam
Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang