THE WAR BOYS
by NAOMI WALLACE

Directed by Matt Ripa
August 9-31, 2019
Performances: Friday-Sunday | Friday & Saturday @ 8PM | Saturdays @ 2:30PM | Sundays @ 4:00PM

In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belongy.

CONTENT WARNING: This play contains adult content including acts of violence, sexual assault, guns, partial nudity, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist language.
Drama. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT

Naomi Wallace was born in 1960 in Prospect, Kentucky, to Henry F. Wallace, an international correspondent, and Sonja de Vries, a Dutch justice and human rights worker.

Wallace obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College. She then received two master's degrees from the University of Iowa. Currently, she divides her time between Kentucky and the Yorkshire Dales in Northern England (UK), where she lives with her partner, Bruce McLeod, with whom she has three children.

Wallace has taught English literature, poetry and playwrighting at Yale University, UCLA, University of Iowa, Illinois State University, Merrimack College, Hampshire College, American University of Cairo, Vrije University of Amsterdam and other institutions. She has also worked with women in the criminal justice system, and is a member of SURJ, Showing up for Racial Justice.[3] She has been called "a dedicated advocate for justice and human rights in the U.S. and abroad, and Palestinian rights in the Middle East," and her writing described as "muscular, devastating, and unwavering."

In the mid-2000s, Wallace was briefly detained by Homeland Security after defying the ban on travel to Cuba.
In August 2016, Wallace announced that she will be one of the Freedom Riders on the upcoming Women's Boat to Gaza.
 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Matt Ripa is the Producing Artistic Director of DOORWAY ARTS ENSEMBLE and the Artistic Director of the DC Queer Theatre Festival. Matt most recently directed GODIVA DATES & ONE NIGHT STANDS at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival with Doorway Arts Ensemble. Matt also produced and curated the 2nd Annual DC Queer Theatre Festival. At Forum Theatre, Matt directed WE TIRESIAS, which won DC City Paper's choice for Best New Play and TheatreMania's audience award for Best Drama at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival.

He has served as director and assistant director at companies throughout the Washington region, including Imagination Stage, Forum Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Rorschach Theatre Company, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Landless Theatre Company and Traveling Players.

Matt was awarded a Creative Community Fund grant to write and direct a production in collaboration with choreographer Jane Franklin and composer Brad Linde. The result, A Great(er) Depression, in which he also performed, was featured at the Source Festival in 2010.



Featuring
   
Jhonny Maldonado
as Greg
  Robert Pike
as George
  Eli Pendry
as David


production staff
     
Alex Davis
Production Manager
  ALETHA SAUNDERS
Stage Manager
  Chris Niebling
Fight & Intimacy
Choreography
  Julie Cray Leong
Costume Design
             
       
Niusha Nawab
Sound Design
  Katie McCreary
Lighting Design
  Emily Lotz
Set Design
   



August 9-31, 2019
Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 8PM
Saturday matinees @ 2PM and Sunday matinees @ 4PM
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$25 General Admission
$15 Students and Veterans


AT JOE'S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
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COMMUNITY PREVIEWS (PAY WHAT YOU WISH):
Friday, August 9, 2019


 


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