AZAK1 (1)Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions present Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait Written and Directed by Daniel Talbott May 21 - June 27 Playing at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street)       or call OvationTix at 866.811.4111 Featuring Kathryn ErbeBrian MiskellSeth NumrichChris StackJimi Stanton and Jelena Stupljanin  with Stephen Dexter and Andy Striph In the not so distant future, two American soldiers wait at a worn-down outpost in the desert. Hot and bright. Hallucinatory hot. The world has been ravaged by war, its natural resources stripped, and it is no longer clear if there is an enemy left to fight or anything left to fight for. They wait. For orders, provisions, a sign of life. For rescue. Even for death. Daniel Talbott’s new play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait explores the inhumanity of war and the ways we seek connection in order to survive. Creative Team: Written and Directed by Daniel Talbott Scenic Design Raul Abrego Costume Design Tristan Raines Lighting Design Joel Moritz Sound Design John Zalewski Projection Design Dave Tennent Violence & Dance Choreographers UnkleDave’s Fight-House
About the playwright/director: daniel talbottDaniel Talbott (Playwright & Director)  is an actor, director, writer, literary manager of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and the artistic director of the Lucille Lortel and NYIT Award-winning Rising Phoenix Rep. His plays include Slipping (The Side Project, Rattlestick), Yosemite(Rattlestick), Afghanistan Zimbabwe America Kuwait (Encore/Rattlestick), What Happened When (Rising Phoenix Rep/HERE), Someone Brought Me (Quince Productions), Mike and Seth (Quince, Encore, The Side Project), Extraordinary Things (RPR), Gray (Your Name Here), andF**king Immaculate (RPR). Recent directing work includes Thieves (Weathervane/RPR/Rattlestick), Gray (Your Name Here), A Fable (piece by piece/RPR/Rattlestick), Gin Baby (IRT), Scarcity (Rattlestick/Hill Town Plays), Mike and Seth (Encore), Slipping (Rattlestick), Afghanistan Zimbabwe America Kuwait (Rattlestick/Encore), Lake Water (Neighborhood Productions), Eightythree Down (Hard Sparks), Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang), Squealer (Lesser America), and The Umbrella Plays (the teacup company/FringeNYC - Overall Excellence Award: Outstanding Play). He is a graduate of Juilliard and of Solano College Theatre's ATP, teaches at Primary Stages/ESPA, and is a proud member of {Your Name Here}, Iron Crow Theatre, Lesser America, and the Actors Studio PDU Unit.  
Performance Schedule: Monday - Dark Tuesday 7pm Wednesday - Dark Thursday - Sunday at 7pm *No performances on Tuesday, May 26th Friday, May 29th Sunday, May, 31st Saturday, June 13th **Added performances on Monday, May 25th at 7pm Wednesday, May 27th at 7pm **Exceptions Sunday, May 24th at 7:30pm Sunday, June 7th at 5pm
Ticket Information: Regular Price: $45.00 Student Ticket Price: $10 – available for sale at Rattlestick or the Gym at Judson. Maximum two (2) tickets. Presentation of student ID required.
Run Time: 90 minutes no intermission  PLEASE NOTE: Performances take place at The Gym at Judson at 243 Thompson Street (at Washington Square South). No refunds or exchanges. Telephone and internet orders are subject to standard service fees. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO LATE SEATING FOR THIS PRODUCTION. IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER THE POSTED START TIME, YOU WILL NOT BE SEATED. Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait contains strong language, mature subject matter, and nudity, and is not appropriate for those under the age of 14. Please be advised that the production will utilize strobe light. The play takes place in the desert; please note that you will be walking through sand to get to your seat.