Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner.

The panel will consider how we as Americans distance ourselves from war while we are simultaneously involved in ongoing wars, and the ways in which the media and social media shape our access, consciousness, disassociation, and accountability. The panelists bring a range of unique perspectives - legal, historical, journalistic, and artistic - to the question of American imperialism and engagement in foreign affairs.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

4 reviews to ‘Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait’

The distinguished actress Kathryn Erbe with her tremendous dignity and her commanding presence is very moving as one of the soldier’s mothers.  As the recurring Serbian Woman, Jelena Stupljanin very effectively brings depth and focus to this role that is a cypher.
Read them all here:
  • Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait posted by Darryl Reilly at Theater Scene
  • ‘Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait’ review: Doomed soldiers in the not-so-distant future posted by Joe Dziemianowicz at NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
  • Hallucinations abound in heavy-handed ‘Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli at NY Post
  • Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait - Soldiers and sand dominate Daniel Talbott's dystopian drama. by Zachary Stewart at Theater Mania

Friday, June 12, 2015

Opening Night of Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait

Oh yeah, with so many great photos of the red carpet and from the stage. 

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions presents Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The production is scheduled to run through Saturday, June 27.
Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait takes place in the not-so-distant future; two American soldiers wait at a worn-down outpost in the desert. Hot and bright. Hallucinatory hot. The world has been ravaged by war, its natural resources stripped, and it is no longer clear if there is an enemy left to fight or anything left to fight for. They wait. For orders, provisions, a sign of life. For rescue. Even for death.
The cast of Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait is Kathryn Erbe ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent," Ode to Joy),Brian Miskell (The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, Hill Town Plays), Seth Numrich ("Turn," Golden Boy, War Horse, Slipping), Chris Stack (Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra, Hill Town Plays, "One Life to Live"), Jimi Stanton, andJelena Stupljanin (Circus Columbia).

picture source:
BroadwayWorld - Walter McBride

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait: Theater review by Jenna Scherer

The militants in Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait don't see combat, or even a single enemy; instead, they're trapped alone in a wasteland, with all their demons in attendance. It's Waiting for Godot by way of Heart of Darkness as two American soldiers sweat it out at a remote desert outpost while the rest of the globe is in the grips of a catastrophic world war. Smith (Numrich, charismatic and terrifying) is all manic energy and sudden rages, while Leadem (Miskell) is tense and withdrawn, visited by visions of a ravaged woman (the haunting Jelena Stupljanin).

You can feel the heat and the panic in Daniel Talbott's hallucinatory production, which has the rhythm and texture of a nightmare. Talbott breaks his story into vignettes to evoke time passing and water supply dwindling, punctuated by John Zalewski's electric-misfire sound design. Like the grains of sand on the floor of the stage that audience members must walk through to get to their seats, this one will stick with you for a while.—Jenna Scherer

Gym at Judson (Off Broadway). Written and directed by Daniel Talbott. With Seth Numrich, Brian Miskell. Running time: 1hr 30mins. No intermission.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Beautiful new Interview

BoradwayWorld.com published a wonderful and long interview with Kathryn this week. Enjoy!
 Kathryn and Seth Numrich in Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait

BWW Interviews: Kathryn Erbe, Star of Stage & Screen