When you see injustice in the world, does it compel you to make
a difference? It did for Rachel Corrie.
My Name Is Rachel Corrie is an award-winning one-woman
verbatim-style script, constructed from the diary entries and
letters of 23-year old American activist, Rachel Corrie. Rachel was
a member of the International Solidarity Movement, which travelled
to the Gaza Strip to help protect Palestinian homes from being
destroyed by the Israeli Army. She was killed by an Israeli
bulldozer in 2003.
The incident caused international scandal, and was further
scrutinised through the media and courts. The play was jointly
edited by actor Alan Rickman and journalist Katherine Viner, and
was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2005.
It has since been performed around the world to critical acclaim
and has been translated into over a dozen languages.
We love this play because it lets loose the voice of a vibrant and
intelligent young protagonist. But what made her act so
dramatically on this desire - to leave a comfortable life to fight
for the rights of strangers in a war zone? Was she running away
from, or towards her responsibilities? Was she a hero, or simply
naïve? As the play unfurls, Rachel's words reveal a thrilling and
intimate story of a passionate female with a fire in her belly.
Director - Alexandra Whitham
Performer - Phoebe Borwick
Production Design - Poppy Serano
Sound & Lighting Design - Anna Bennington
Costume Design - Joan James
Producer - Rebekah Dack
The funds from this campaign will go
- Performance rights
- Venue costs
- Productions costs such as costume, set, props.
10% profits from the play will be donated to Amnesty