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BUILDING THE WALL

A Play Reading Of

Building The Wall

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A brand new play written by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award Winner Robert Schennkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge - Academy Award nominated).

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THE BUSH THEATRE

30TH MAY 2017
7:30PM

Building the Wall imagines a very near future where President Trump’s anti-immigration campaign rhetoric is turned into harrowing reality. Millions of undocumented immigrants are rounded up and detained, overflowing private prisons and incarceration camps. Now, a historian interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable. This riveting and illuminating drama delivers a powerful warning and puts a human face on the inhuman, revealing how, when personal accountability is denied, what seems inconceivable becomes inevitable.

Meet The Cast

ZAWE ASHTON

READING THE PART OF GLORIA

Zawe Ashton is an actor, writer and director. As an actor she is perhaps best known for roles on screen as Vod in Channel 4 comedy-drama Fresh Meat for which she was nominated for two British Comedy Awards and as Joyce Vincent in Carol Morley’s documentary-feature Dreams of a Life for which she was nominated for a BIFA for Most Promising Newcomer. Her other television credits include Not Safe for Work (Channel 4), Dr Who (BBC), Sherlock (BBC) Misfits (E4). Zawe can currently be seen as Omega in Guerilla (Sky Atlantic/Showtime).

Zawe’s film credits include Nocturnal Animals (Focus Features), Blitz (Lionsgate) and St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold (Ealing Studios).

JASON WATKINS

READING THE ROLE OF RICK

Jason Watkins is BAFTA winning and Olivier nominated actor. A much-loved face of British drama; he recently appeared as Solomon Coop in Taboo, Tim Ifield in Line of Duty and Mr Humphries in the tribute to Are You Being Served. He also plays Simon Harwood in W1A, Herrick in Being Human, Gavin in Trollied, and Gordon Shakespeare in the Nativity! film series. His lead role in two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies won him the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor of 2015.

Meet The Director

JESSE JONES

Jesse Jones is a theatre maker from Bristol. He trained on the Bristol Old Vic Made in Bristol Programme and the National Theatre Studio’s Directors Programme. Jesse was Co-founding Artistic Director of the Wardrobe Theatre and is a founding member of award winning company, The Wardrobe Ensemble. Jesse has recently finished an 18-month residency at Royal & Derngate, Northampton having been awarded the prestigious Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme bursary and is currently on a residency at The Old Vic as part of the Old Vic 12.

Meet The Writer

ROBERT Schenkkan

Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer Prize, Tony, and WGA Award winning, three-time Emmy nominated writer. Author of Fifteen plays: All the Way, The Great Society, Hanussen, Shadowplay, By the Waters of Babylon, Handler, A Single Shard, Devil and Daniel Webster, Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, Final Passages, The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune, Heaven on Earth, Tachinoki, The Dream Thief, and The Kentucky Cycle; a collection of one-acts, Conversations with the Spanish Lady, and a musical, The Twelve. His newest play, Building the Wall, is currently running off-Broadway and around the world. Films: Hacksaw Ridge (six Oscar nominations and the Humanitas Award).

Building The Wall Gallery

PRODUCED BY: GALA GORDON
& ISABELLA MACPHERSON OF PLATFORM PRESENTS