Co-presented with Tribes Project & ACTLab
Running Time: approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission
Charged with aiding and abetting a foreign terrorist organization, an incarcerated grade school teacher, her immigrant mother-in-law, and her public defender must search for answers in their past to avert a foreboding future.
First devised and produced in 2003 by the Tribes Project Alumni Ensemble as a direct response to the culture of fear fueled by events following 9/11/2001, Blanket of Fear explores and questions the stories of three women profoundly impacted by America's so-called "war on terror." The story follows a Caucasian woman, Julia, arrested at the airport with her (Persian and African American) husband, both being held and suspected of terrorist conspiracy. The incarceration ensnares Julia, her Iranian mother-in-law, and her Afro-Cuban defense attorney into a web of personal, cultural, and national identity crises.