My Name Is Rachel Corrie

My Name Is Rachel Corrie (2007)
My Name Is Rachel Corrie (2007)

(#10) My Name Is Rachel Corrie
Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie.
Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner

Rachel Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who traveled to the Gaza Strip during the Al-Aqsa Intifada. She was killed when she tried to obstruct a Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer operated by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF.)

The circumstances of Corrie’s death are disputed. Corrie was interfering with an IDF bulldozer operating in a Palestinian area of Rafah, close to the border with Egypt – an area the IDF had designated a security zone for operations designed to uncover the network of smuggling tunnels connecting Egypt to the Palestinian side of Rafah, used for smuggling weapons from Egypt to the Gaza strip. The ISM says that the driver of the bulldozer deliberately ran her over twice while she was trying to prevent the demolition of the home of Samir Nasrallah, a local pharmacist. The official Israeli Government Report and the IDF deny that, and state that she was killed by falling debris pushed over by a bulldozer whose driver did not see her, and that the bulldozer was clearing brush and not engaged in a demolition when Corrie impeded on its path. Corrie’s death sparked controversy and led to international media coverage, in part because she was an American, and in part because of the highly politicized nature of the conflict itself.

Production History
September 28 – November 17, 2007 : BINDERY | space (Denver, CO)
January 24, 2008 : (Lincoln, NB)
January 25, 2008 : First Unitarian Church (Omaha, NB)
January 26, 2008 : Grace United Methodist Church (Des Moines, IA)
January 27, 2008 : (Iowa City, IA)
February 15-16, 2008 : Out ch’YondA Art Space (Albuquerque, NM)
April 12, 2008 : First Christian Church (Estherville, IA)
April 13, 2008 : University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NB)
April 14, 2008 : Lincoln High School (Lincoln, NB)
April 14, 2008 : Pizza Collective (
Omaha, NB)
April 15, 2008 : Cedar Falls Mennonite Church (Cedar Falls, IA)
April 17, 2008 : Stevens College (Columbia, MO)
April 20, 2008 : Mosque Community Foundation (Bridgeview, IL)
April 22, 2008 : Indiana University (Ft. Wayne, IN)
April 24, 2008 : Goshen College (Goshen, IN)
April 25, 2008 : Heidelberg College (Tiffin, OH)
May 3, 2008 : (Las Vegas, NV)

Cast
Rachel: Julie Rada

Production Team (Denver Production)
Direction: Brian Freeland
Stage Manger / Understudy: Ellen Kaye
Scenic Design: Brian Freeland
Lighting Design: Jacob M. Welch
Sound Design: Brian Freeland
Projection Design: Brian Freeland
Costume Design: Julie Rada
Properties Design: Julie Rada
Artistic Directors: Brian Freeland / Julie Rada

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.