That's What We Should All Be Mourning
“It wasn’t anything I could ever have imagined
What it would be like having buildings blown up just across the river
And nothing solid between you and it
The whole thing
Was so surreal really
Trying to get your head around
Thousands of feet above you were aeroplanes you couldn’t even see
Dropping bombs on a city full of people that you were in the middle of”.
At the time of September 11th, the world spiralled into chaos: New York, Afghanistan, Bali, Madrid, Iraq… Instead of global re-assessment and a shift towards peace, brutality and turmoil continued with no foreseeable resolution. In a world where cultures were being torn apart, understanding seemed near impossible.
Interviews with people from all over the world who had been immediately affected by terrorism and the war on terror supplied A Moment's Peace with material to stage a collection of sensitive and personable responses that looked beyond political and media rhetoric to the neglected voices of individuals. The juxtaposition found on stage offered an invaluable comment on the terrifying confusion of the post-September 11th world.
Runner-up for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at 2004‘s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
That’s What We Should All Be Mourning played at Komedia Roman Eagle Lodge, Edinburgh Fringe 2004, and to sell-out audiences at G12 Gilmorehill Performance Studio, Glasgow, in September 2004.