"> Name: Play About American Demonstrator Rachel Corrie Indefinitely Delayed out of Political "Sensitivity"

Date:  2006-present

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


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Artist: co-authored Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner

Confronting Bodies: James C. Nicola, artistic director of the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village

Date of Action: February 28, 2006

Specific Location: New York City

Description of Artwork: The play, which debuted in London, is a solo show about American demonstrator Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop the demolition of a Palestinian home.

Description of Incident: Mr. Nicola stated that the performance would be "delayed" because of fears that it would upset the community, and touch on sensitive political and religious issues which have become even more sensitive in the wake of Ariel Sharon's illness and the majority victory of Hamas in recent democratic elections.

Results of Incident: Corrie's parents attended The Middle East Series hosted by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center in April of 2006. The Middle East Series was to be included in ther materials of Boulder's Conference on World Affairs but after much negative feedback, conference organizers decided to not to become involved. The conference's spokesman stated that the Middle East Series made note of the conference in their materials suggesting sponsorship from the conference.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/theater/newsandfeatures/28thea.html?_r=1&o; Westword, www.westword.com

Submitted By: Justin Goldberg, Danielle Biber

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