More war theatre–“Black Watch”

“Black Watch” first premiered in 2007 and has toured, but I managed avoid hearing about the play–about a group of Scottish soldiers in Iraq–until today.  The play, which was originally performed at the National Theatre of Scotland runs at St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn until May 8th.

Here is the  New York Times article about the show.  But what I really enjoyed was the video (Click on the small box on the left and it will expand across the screen.)  It is a brief interview with one of the actors in the piece who discusses portraying soldiers–a particularly interesting bit for me, coming off of Fallujah, where we had many similar discussions.

Here is the official website for St. Anne’s Warehouse and has lots more info about the show, including music clips from the show and a video about training to be actor-soldiers.

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