The Body of an American

The Body of an American

by Dan O'Brien

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The Body of an American by Dan O'Brien

Mogadishu, 1993. Paul is a Canadian photojournalist who is about to take a picture that will win him the Pulitzer Prize. Princeton, the present day, Dan is an American writer who is struggling to finish his play about ghosts. Both men live worlds apart but a chance encounter over the airwaves sparks an extraordinary friendship that sees them journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul.

Flying from Kabul to the Canadian High Arctic, The Body of an American sees two actors jump between more than thirty roles in an exhilarating new form of documentary drama. It urgently places these two men’s battles – both public and private – against a backdrop of some of the world’s most iconic images of war.

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ISBN-13: 9781783195909
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dan O’Brien is a playwright and poet from New York, currently living in Los Angeles. His play The Body of an American premiered at Portland Center Stage, directed by Bill Rauch, and received the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama, as well as the PEN Center USA Award for Drama. His debut poetry collection, War Reporter, published in the UK and the US, received the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. O’Brien’s previous plays have been produced off-Broadway and regionally in the US at Second Stage Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and elsewhere.

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