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)




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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 talbott
Daniel 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

ThursdaySunday 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
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.


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.