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Dark Room: a performance and conversation about torture is a work in development. Two or three performers will offer to a variety of US audiences a short, very portable performance about the debates around torture and cruelty in the “War on Terror,” to be followed by a discussion of at least equal length. The goal is to allow US audiences to explore and develop their own moral insights.

During my research travels in 2008 and early 2009, I will be conducting international “listening rehearsals” with artists, activists and ordinary people on four continents, with hopes of developing the work in as rich a way as possible.

If you would like to offer input on Dark Room or help with a Listening Rehearsal when I am in your country, please comment here and/or write me at michael.mpeterson [[[at]]]


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  1. […] of “extraordinary rendition.” In addition, he held the first of his working rehearsals for Dark Room with Nick Rideout and Yuichiro Takahashi. This is the performance piece that is part of the torture […]

  2. By Berlin, 10 to 12 August « Clark Peterson on 17 Sep 2008 at 8:06 pm

    […] On our second day we again took some work time to complete and send our grant proposals: Michael for the performance part of his torture project: In Dark Rooms and LB for the design of a virtual memorial in Second Life. If you’re really curious, LB’s proposal is here as a pdf (and info about Michael’s piece is at […]

  3. […] Dark Rooms Torture and Performance About Michael and In Dark RoomsAbout “Dark Room,” the performancePlease:Thank You: « Listening Rehearsal: Gurukul / Aarohan Theatre / […]

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