I just found out that Burning Coal Theatre (Raleigh, NC) is producing the acclaimed but controversial documentary play, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, for one weekend only, May 19-22, as part of their “Wait until you see this” second-stage series. Click here to order tickets.
Our guest last week, Professor Carol Martin, has an essay about Corrie in the anthology Get Real: Documentary Theater Past and Present anthology (Palgrave MacMillan 2009). The piece is titled “Living Simulations: The Use of Media in Documentary in the UK, Lebanon and Israel.” Those of you interested in the play between documentary film and theater forms should check out her article and, if you’re around, Burning Coal’s production in May. I’ll be there. I’m excited to see what a local company does with this script.