Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

"It's What We Do" Captures Awards at DC Fringe Festival

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

"It's What We Do" Captures Awards at DC Fringe Festival

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"'It's What We Do': A Play about the Occupation," opened July 10 at the Atlas Theater in Washington, DC as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Playwright and director Pamela Nice was so inspired during a 2013 lecture at Busboys and Poets in DC by Avner Gvaryahu, a former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier who is a member of the Israeli group Breaking the Silence, that she immediately set about writing a play. Nice's dramatization is drawn directly from the testimonies of IDF soldiers who served in Gaza and the West Bank. Those stories are taken, verbatim, from Breaking the Silence's book, Our Harsh Logic, available from AET's Middle East Books and More.

"I've made three composite soldiers who represent varying responses to the harsh occupation policies they enforce: moral indignation, power highs, and inner conflict," Nice explained in the play's program. "As they recount their stories, they face their roles as instruments of injustice against Palestinian civilians. …

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