New Play Exposes Role of Psychologists in #torture

Dear NRCAT supporters in the Greater New York City area:

NRCAT would like to encourage you to attend the new play,ALTERNATIVE METHODS, written and produced by one of NRCAT’s supporters in Washington, DC, Patricia Davis. Pat also co-authoredThe Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, with torture survivor, Sr. Dianna Ortiz, the founder of Torture Abolition Survivors Support Coalition.

The play, which “explores indefinite detention, learned helplessness, and the deep involvement of psychologists in torture,” premiers in New York City at the First Floor Theater of La MaMa on Sunday, August 15 at 8:15 PM. There will be four subsequent performances.

The play focuses on an Iraqi doctor, suspected of treating an Al-Qaeda leader, who is detained and interrogated. US forces want to know where the injured leader’s safe house is: capturing him will save lives, they claim. Susan, a young interrogation psychologist, is asked to pose as a lawyer to gain the doctor’s trust. As her colleagues resort to brutal methods, Susan must choose: Will she be complicit in the doctor’s torture or risk her life to make it stop?

NRCAT staff attended attended one of the performances in Washington, DC and were deeply moved by it. The play was also the winner of DC’s Theater Scene Social Consciousness Award.

We hope you will plan to attend and invite your friends, as well.


Rev. Richard L. Killmer
Executive Director

Event Details:
Sunday August 15 | 8:15 PM
Friday August 20 | 5:30 PM
Sunday August 22 | 1:00 PM
Wednesday August 25 | 8:15 PM
Saturday August 28 | 9:45 PM

First Floor Theater at La MaMa
              74A East 4th Street
              New York, NY

$15 online or by phone 866.468.7619
$18 at the venue door

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