Wyoming Arts Council

No Fog West presents "Talking to Terrorists"

Information from the No Fog West Theater Company in Sheridan:

In keeping with many of the themes and theories we developed from our experiences working on “The Laramie Project”, we chose “Talking to Terrorists” by Robin Soans for our summer 2008 tour (July 31-Aug. 16).

The verbatim play is compiled from interviews with terrorists from around the world, foreign service workers, hostages and others whose lives have been affected by terrorism.

The play’s candid but tactful approach to a complicated and salient issue provides an ideal platform for a discussion on wider-ranging issues. as actors and students, we are particularly interested in the simultaneous vagueness and persistence of the term terrorism and the universality of the issue. to further stimulate conversation, we plan on hosting a community discussion on terrorism in conjunction with our performances in each community we visit.

Of the many exciting opportunities “The Laramie Project” has given us, perhaps most exciting is the offer of a residency at the Ucross Foundation, an artists’ community outside of Sheridan. After a three-week residency there in July, we will tour for three weeks with an eight-actor cast, stopping in Sheridan, Salt Lake City and McCall, Idaho (click here for tour dates).

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