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Honor Killing

Honor Killing
Thursday, March 1
Doors at 7:00pm / Show at 8:00pm
Free w/ Suggested Donation at the Door  (reservations recommended, space is limited)
All Ages / Seated

Allisyn Davis, an American reporter for the NY Times, heads to Pakistan to cover the honour killing of a young woman. Denied entrance -but armed with the most current technology- she conducts her investigation remotely from Dubai. Through a series of cultural collisions, candid interviews, and dangerous encounters she learns the horrifying details of this murder. These circumstances cause Allisyn to re-examine troubling details of her own past. One culture mirrors the other, asking questions about forgiveness, self worth and justice.

Honor Killing will utilize a form of theatre known as telematic. This is a thertrical format that makes use of live-feed video to link actors or performance areas via the internet. Originally, we hoped to collaborate with a theatre company in Pakistan, working with their actors to play the Pakistani characters. Unfortunately, we were not able to make this happen. Instead, we will be working with actors from NYC in these roles. These actors will actually mirror what the characters do in the script, who actually Skype in to speak to the play’s main character (a New York Times reporter). We will actually have to rehearse this way as well, as these actors will never physically join us in New Hampshire.

The playwright of this multi-award winning new play, Sarah Bierstock will be joing us!

"This is the third year UNH has partnered with 3S, with both the Departments of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Art and Art History taking part. The origins of this collaboration go back to discussions we had a number of years ago about creating a UNH Arts Center 'without walls.' That is to say- we wanted to find a way we could share the work that happens in the Paul Creative Arts Center with more people beyond our campus. This collaboration has been made possible by the generosity of a donor who is both a supporter of 3S and UNH."