Hoodwinked (TCG Edition)

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Pub Date: 09/17/2019

Pages: 72

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

Imprint: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN 13: 9781559365635

ISBN 10: 1559365633

Price: / $19.99 CAN$14.95

Category: DRAMA / American / General

Hoodwinked (TCG Edition)

By Emily Mann

Price: $14.95



About the Book

Inspired by the tragic events of the Fort Hood massacre in 2009, Emily Mann's new documentary-style play uses first-person accounts to examine the response of a nation in a fear-driven political climate. This unique work explores Radical Islam and the dangers that ideology can pose not only to Western nations, but also to moderate and traditional Muslims around the world. The experimental dramatic structure weaves together scenes inspired by real conversations, speeches, video, and performance of primary text, and is designed to be a catalyst for discussion and political action. Each performance of the play is intended to be followed by a panel conversation exploring the themes, encouraging thoughtful and conscientious action based on this material.

The style of the play and the following symposium are meant to create a springboard for a range of potential discussions surrounding the world of Islam and terror in the United States and in majority-Muslim countries. Themes to explore may include current trends in counter-terrorism, gender politics in the Muslim world, promoting understanding of traditional/moderate Islamic ideas, and representations of Islam in the US media.

Emily Mann has been the Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre since 1990. She wrote and directed Having Our Say, which transferred to Broadway and was performed internationally. She also wrote the screenplay for Having Our Say and won a 1999 Peabody Award. Other plays include Execution of Justice; Still Life; and Annulla, An Autobiography. She is a recipient of the prestigious Hull-Warriner Award and a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its Council.

About the Book

A documentary play that explores the impact of radical Islam in the U.S. and throughout the world.


Emily Mann is a playwright and director. Her plays include Execution of Justice, Still Life and Having Our Say, among others. She is currently Artistic Director of Princeton, New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre—recipient of the 1994 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Her numerous awards for artistic excellence include a Guggenheim, a Playwrights Fellowship and Artistic Associate Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a McKnight Fellowship and a Rosamund Gilder Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Theatre. In recognition of her achievements illuminating the possibilities for social, cultural and political change, Ms. Mann was awarded the Lee Reynolds Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women/NY.