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Seeing Ourselves in Mount Misery

Director’s Notes by Rob Melrose At the beginning of the process of developing Mount Misery we were fascinated with the questions that arose imagining Rumsfeld and Douglass interacting through...

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From “The Torture Memos”

Drafted by Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo and signed by Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee in August 2002 Finally, you would like to use a technique called the...

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In Their Own Words

Dramaturgy by Rem Myers Oration, language, and words played a significant role in both Frederick Douglass and Donald Rumsfeld’s lives. Included in this program are two speeches from these...

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Mount Misery Playwright’s Notes

Playwright's Notes by Andrew Saito Mount Misery: A Comedy of Enhanced Interrogations required me to build new muscles as a playwright in order to create the most demanding and...

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Meet the Actor: David Sinaiko plays lead role Donald Rumsfeld in “Mount Misery: A Comedy of Enhanced Interrogations”

  Cutting Ball Theater: How did you get involved with the project? Sinaiko: I am an Associate Artist with Cutting Ball and was able to find out about it...

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Meet the Actor: Giovanni Adams plays lead character Frederick Douglass in “Mount Misery”

Q: How did you get involved with the project? Adams: So, Cutting Ball has this really amazing play and they're looking to cast the role of Fred, open to...

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Interview with a Playwright: Andrew Saito on writing Mount Misery

Q: How did the idea of writing Mount Misery come to you? Saito: While riding a stationary bike at the University of Iowa gym, I read an article about...

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