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Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription

May 14–16, 2020
Roble Studio Theater

Updated April 3, 2020: In response to COVID-19 shelter-in-place extensions in the Bay Area, Stanford Live is moving to cancel all remaining performances this season. This performance has been canceled—read more.

Heralded by the New York Times as one of the best theatre productions of 2019 and a work with “a tension level worthy of Hitchcock,” Is This A Room is a verbatim rendering of F.B.I. transcripts from the 2017 interrogation of former Air Force linguist Reality Winner. After a surprise interrogation at her home, she was found guilty and charged with leaking evidence of Russian interference in U.S elections. Now serving a record-breaking five-year sentence for whistle-blowing, Reality’s case was one that gripped the nation and raises the question: Why’d she blow the whistle?

In this thrilling new play, an extraordinary human drama unfolds between the complex and witty Reality and the agents who question her. Directed by Obie Award-winner Tina Satter.

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