The true FBI story of Reality Winner: yoga teacher, cat lover, national security threat.
June 2017: Arriving home, Reality finds a team of armed federal agents waiting. They’re investigating a leak. Classified information has got out about Russian hacking to influence the U.S. presidential election.
Reality lets the agents in. They chat. They reposition. Gradually, it becomes clear: this is an interrogation.
The genuine FBI recording of Reality’s interview so struck Tina Satter that she adapted it, word-for-word, as a ready-made script. Without any need for amendment, it plays so fantastically theatrically that it stands as testament to Reality’s real-world wit and complexity.
The 2019 premiere season in New York was a sellout. In 2020, the Brooklyn-based ensemble of performers come to Malthouse Theatre to share an urgent, globally relevant message of agency, power and patriotism within the patriarchy.
"‘DAMN, THE REAL WORLD IS A HELL OF A WRITER.’"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Malthouse Theatre presents Tina Satter/Half Straddle’s (USA) Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription.
Key image: Manipulated from found image: Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle
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Jess Barbagallo, Joe Lanza, Katherine Romans, Richard Toth
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Dates & Times
|PREVIEW||8pm, Thu 2 Jul|
|OPENING NIGHT||8pm, Fri 3 Jul|
|SENIORS PERFORMANCES||2.30pm Sat 4 Jul, 2.30pm Sat 11 Jul|
Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
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