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Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription
Half Straddle

Photo credit: Paula Court
 

“A blistering piece of political theater.” (Artforum)

June 3, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking top-secret evidence of Russian interference in our voting system to the media. She’s in jail now, sentenced in August 2018 to a five-year, three-month prison sentence.

Conceived as a play and directed by Tina Satter, the 2017 verbatim transcript reveals a verbal dance between the knife-sharp Reality and the FBI agents who arrive at her home unannounced to interrogate her. As Reality’s autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges, offering vital considerations of access, language, power, patriotism, and honor at this particularly loaded American moment. Learn more on our No Safety Net podcast:

Post-Performance Artist Q&A (1/29 Opening Night)

Featuring creator and director Tina Satter, U-M Professor from Practice in Law Barbara McQuade, retired FBI agent Gregory Stejskal,  moderated by Brian Willen, partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and adjunct professor of law at the U-M Law School.

Post-Performance Community Dialogues (After all other performances)

UMS will provide a space for audience members to reflect on, discuss, and analyze the performance they’ve just experienced. Conversations will be guided by experienced facilitators from the community, including Sharman Spieser, Equity Consultant and Community Collaborator.

Photos by Paula Court

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Valerie and Jeff Wilpon

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • William Davidson Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

1/29/20 7:30 PM
1/30/20 7:30 PM
1/31/20 8:00 PM
2/1/20 8:00 PM
2/2/20 2:00 PM

Arthur Miller Theatre

Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription
Half Straddle

$35-40 general admission (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

“A blistering piece of political theater.” (Artforum)

June 3, 2017. A 25-year-old former Air Force linguist named Reality Winner is surprised at her home by the FBI, interrogated, and then charged with leaking top-secret evidence of Russian interference in our voting system to the media. She’s in jail now, sentenced in August 2018 to a five-year, three-month prison sentence.

Conceived as a play and directed by Tina Satter, the 2017 verbatim transcript reveals a verbal dance between the knife-sharp Reality and the FBI agents who arrive at her home unannounced to interrogate her. As Reality’s autonomy shrinks before her eyes, a simmering real-life thriller emerges, offering vital considerations of access, language, power, patriotism, and honor at this particularly loaded American moment. Learn more on our No Safety Net podcast:

Post-Performance Artist Q&A (1/29 Opening Night)

Featuring creator and director Tina Satter, U-M Professor from Practice in Law Barbara McQuade, retired FBI agent Gregory Stejskal,  moderated by Brian Willen, partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and adjunct professor of law at the U-M Law School.

Post-Performance Community Dialogues (After all other performances)

UMS will provide a space for audience members to reflect on, discuss, and analyze the performance they’ve just experienced. Conversations will be guided by experienced facilitators from the community, including Sharman Spieser, Equity Consultant and Community Collaborator.

Photos by Paula Court

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Valerie and Jeff Wilpon

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • William Davidson Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS