"There Is A Field": A Play by Jen Marlowe

Published Christine Pierre-Lys - Mon, 03/28/2016 - 8:24pm


UF Students for Justice in Palestine and Goddsville Dream Defenders proudly present "There Is A Field".

There Is A Field is a new play by Jen Marlowe about the police killing of a 17-year old Palestinian citizen of Israel (Aseel Asleh), told mostly through the eyes of his sister. It is poised for a 22-stop tour across ten states in March and April, and will be performed at colleges and universities, including three historically Black schools, and community performances will be held in Washington, DC and St. Louis. All performances are open to the public.

There Is A Field is an intimate story about one family’s journey through grief and struggle for justice, but it is not just the story of Aseel’s family,” says playwright and producer Jen Marlowe, who crafted the script from interviews, emails, and other primary source material conducted over 15 years. “The play is the story of all families who have lost loved ones to state violence. It is the story of all people whose lives have been shattered by systems of supremacy.”

The play is directed by Noelle Ghoussaini, who has worked on theater in the US, France, Russia and the Middle East, and is currently a 2050 directing fellow at New York Theatre Workshop. It features a cast of accomplished New York-based actors, including Caitlin Nasema Cassidy, Gamze Ceylan, Amel Khalil, Jackson Goldberg, Alan Ceppos, and Kesav Wable.

Discussion to follow the performance. Estimated total time: two hours.




Sat, 04/02/2016 - 5:00pm
$10-$20 Suggested Donation