Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription at Malthouse Theatre
About Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription
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.