[act-ma] 4/03 My Name is Rachel Corrie-at Hibernian Hall

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Mar 30 04:20:57 PDT 2016


My Name is Rachel Corrie-at Hibernian Hall

The one person show My Name is Rachel Corrie, edited from Rachel's 
emails and journal entries by the late Alan Rickman and editor in chief 
of The Guardian, Katherine Viner, chronicles the life of the 23 year old 
American Peace Activist who traveled to Gaza in January of 2003 with the 
International Solidarity Movement to defend Palestinian homes from being 
demolished. It was there, on March 16th, 2003 that she was crushed to 
death by an Israeli bulldozer while protecting her host's home from 
being destroyed by the Israeli army.

Tuesday, 3 May, 7:30 PM
Hibernian Hall <http://heyevent.com/venue/lec6mepytbofwa>
182-186 Dudley St. Roxbury

This award winning, critically acclaimed show is performed by Ashley 
Malloy* and directed by Josh Perlstein. The show was first performed at 
Central Connecticut State University in September 2013 and was 
subsequently presented at the annual National End the Occupation 
conference in Washington DC. Rachel's parents Craig and Cindy Corrie 
have attended several of Ashley's performances and continue to support 
Ashley's work on the piece. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and 
Justice invited Ashley to perform the play on March 16th 2014, the 11th 
anniversary of Rachels death, in her hometown of Olympia, Washington. 
Ashley has performed in more than 40 cities nationwide, often sponsored 
by chapters of Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine 
and small but mighty progressive theater companies. Ashley has performed 
at North Carolina State Co/Immediate Theatre Project in Asheville NC, 
Resurrection Theater Co at California Stage in Sacramento, CA, at the 
Heartbeat Ensemble in Hartford, CT as well as universities such as Johns 
Hopkins, Vassar, Brown, Cornell, University of Chicago, Emory 
University, Hofstra University, Bates College, Florida State University 
and at Rachel's school, The Evergreen State College, just to name a few.

Over the course of the play, Rachel matures from an insightful young 
girl listing the millions of things she wants to be when she grows up, 
to a scattered adolescent immersed in the manic search for self while 
battling boys and an over-involved mom, to a young woman determined to 
pursue peace and justice in a place she's never been for people she's 
never met, as she constantly questions herself, her country, the world 
around her, and ultimately, what it is to be human.

“Malloy's portrayal of each and every stage of Corrie's development is 
immaculate. Within the space of about 90 minutes, she smoothly moves the 
character from a frantically earnest youth to an extremely bewildered 
but present and determined and articulate young adult.”-Rochester City 
Newspaper

“[Malloy’s] youthful energy is electric, and she builds knowledge and 
awareness with her character in a progression that is subtle and 
transfixing….Malloy conveys the tragedy of all the people touched in 
this story, a Palestinian gardener, Rachel’s mother, Rachel at various 
stages in life, with acute sensibility.”-New York Theatre Guide

"Phenomenal and powerful play. We laughed a lot, cried a little too, and 
then laughed again with the powerful and vibrant blossoming of an artist 
and a writer and a wonderful human being. Rachel Corrie was an amazing 
writer. She was creative, poignant, and her words painted the world for 
us to experience. Ashley Malloy's performance and range were impeccable. 
Her character lifted you from audience and into each experience as if 
you were raw and feeling it right there with her.

I couldn't recommend the play enough. If it is performing anywhere near 
you, go! It will entertain, amaze and inspire you."-Tayabba Sadiq, 
Columbia, SC

*Appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association


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