A Free Country

SHORT: A screener interviews a refugee.
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A Free Country

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  • Liz Dooley:
    16 Jun. 2019
    Soltero-Brown’s talent for dialogue that gets to the heart of the characters’ intentions serves him well in this terse, hard-hitting piece. Sparse, rhythmic, and darkly poetic in language, while still doing justice to its subject matter. I hope to see it in the hands of a director and actors sooner rather than later—it demands to be seen, and I can only imagine the intense experience that watching it would be.
  • Sharai Bohannon:
    6 Jul. 2018
    The amount of tension Soltero-Brown maintains during this interview is astounding. This dialogue is magnificent and I would like to see actors tackle this. I also think this is a very important play and it should be produced TODAY.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    27 Jan. 2018
    This tense scene unfolds on a knife edge, as lives and future are decided all-too clinically. Soltero-Brown sets up a furious debate, a clarion call for empathy. Poetical and heartfelt, this play cuts to the bone, capturing our sociopolitical currency and the horrors of history. I continue to wonder, astonished, at how much this writer can do in just a few pages.

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