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Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription

Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
02 - 19 Jul 2020

The true FBI story of Reality Winner: yoga teacher, cat lover, national security threat.

June 2017: Arriving home, Reality finds a team of armed federal agents waiting. They’re investigating a leak. Classified information has got out about Russian hacking to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Reality lets the agents in. They chat. They reposition. Gradually, it becomes clear: this is an interrogation.

The genuine FBI recording of Reality’s interview so struck Tina Satter that she adapted it, word-for-word, as a ready-made script. Without any need for amendment, it plays so fantastically theatrically that it stands as testament to Reality’s real-world wit and complexity.

The 2019 premiere season in New York was a sellout. In 2020, the Brooklyn-based ensemble of performers come to Malthouse Theatre to share an urgent, globally relevant message of agency, power and patriotism within the patriarchy.

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Facilities:
  • Bar
  • Café
Accessibility:
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006

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