U.N. Aide Reported Dead in Baghdad Attack Focus of Dead Woman Home in NYC, July 30-Aug. 1

News   U.N. Aide Reported Dead in Baghdad Attack Focus of Dead Woman Home in NYC, July 30-Aug. 1
The true story of a Filipina U.N. aide reported as dead in the August 2003 bombing in Baghdad will be told in a new multimedia solo show Dead Woman Home, at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, July 30-Aug. 1.

The work will play only thee performances at the Workshop Theater Company's Jewel Box space. Teresa Thuman directs.

Written and performed by May Nazareno, Dead Woman Home focuses on the terror attack on the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad one year ago in August. Twenty four members of the staff including a high-ranking official were killed in the bombing - one Filipina woman was reported as among the casualties.

The piece is the inaugural production of the Pamana Theatre Project founded by the actress-playwright. The company was created to "inspire civic dialogue challenging audiences to reevaluate the events that shape them," according to a release. Nazareno has appeared as Viola in Twelfth Night and Antigone at the Seattle Fringe Festival. Other credits include Just So Stories and Alice in Wonderland at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Director Thuman has staged productions of Pericles, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Isn't it Crazy, Woyzeck, Henry V, Prelude to a Kiss, A Simple Act and As You Like It. She has also taught at the University of Washington School of Drama Professional Actor Training Program, Cornish College of the Arts, Freehold Theatre/Studio Lab and was an Artist-in-Residence at PCPA Theatrefest in California for eight years.

For tickets to Dead Woman Home, at The Workshop Theater's Jewel Box space, 312 West 36 Street, call (212) 868-4444.

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