The Next War

It’s 2011 and Walter Reed Army Medical Center is in the process of shutting down. In the midst of this transition, Dr. Diana Kirkland has come to DC from Los Angeles to treat the injured men and women returning from the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to tend to her own broken family. As she encounters the consequences of red tape and bureaucracy at Walter Reed, she must also deal with the impact of the...
It’s 2011 and Walter Reed Army Medical Center is in the process of shutting down. In the midst of this transition, Dr. Diana Kirkland has come to DC from Los Angeles to treat the injured men and women returning from the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and to tend to her own broken family. As she encounters the consequences of red tape and bureaucracy at Walter Reed, she must also deal with the impact of the legacy of her father’s career and her mother’s deteriorating mental health.
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The Next War

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Columbia University
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Columbia University
    ,
    2015

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
Bay Area Playwrights Festival
,
2017