Playwrights Center March 3rd 2021. Joy is an active member of the filmmaking collective Pulp Vérité when she is captured and held overseas for years until she escapes to the United States for the impossible: to bring her sister who is still a captive with ISIS home. "Pulp Vérité owns the naiveté of these young American filmmakers; with all we are currently politically facing, Pulp Vérité is a race against time."
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7 Mar. 2021
Excellent insight into the world we live in as journalists and filmmakers fight to bring a better world as we cope with brutality and trauma. Well done. ”
4 Mar. 2021
LOVE this fabulously theatrical play about the ways in which we are all complicit in the bloodshed in the Middle East. Skillman skillfully provides the artists' point of view, the desire to expose the truth, and then she complicates this with reality (in particular the reality of media). A very moving story of love, trauma and loss that can touch all of us and help us to face how we continue to allow our country to foment and perpetuate heinous crimes for our comforts. Beautifully done! ”
18 Dec. 2020
A timely, thrilling piece that gives an unwavering look at how conflicts in the Middle East trickle down to American lives today. It is a deft exploration on how youthful ideologies yearn to create a better world, but invariably face high-stakes challenges. It also shows how media--in this case filmmaking--influences the narrative, and how the result may be searingly unexpected. A great play for an ensemble cast looking to dig into rich material. ”