My Name is Rachel Corrie
The one person show My Name is Rachel Corrie, edited from Rachel's emails and journal entries by the late Alan Rickman and editor in chief of The Guardian, Katherine Viner, chronicles the life of the 23 year old American Peace Activist who traveled to Gaza in January of 2003 with the International Solidarity Movement to defend Palestinian homes from being demolished. It was there, on March 16th, 2003 that she was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while protecting her host's home from being destroyed by the Israeli army.
This award winning, critically acclaimed performance by Ashley Malloy and directed by Josh Perlstein. The show was first performed at Central Connecticut State University in September 2013 and was subsequently presented at the annual National End the Occupation conference in Washington DC. Rachel's parents Craig and Cindy Corrie have attended several of Ashley's performances and continue to support Ashley's work on the piece. The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice invited Ashley to perform the play on March 16th 2014, the 11th anniversary of Rachels death, in her hometown of Olympia, Washington. Ashley has performed in more than 40 cities nationwide, often sponsored by chapters of Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine and small but mighty progressive theater companies. Ashley has performed at North Carolina State Co/Immediate Theatre Project in Asheville NC, Resurrection Theater Co at California Stage in Sacramento, CA, at the Heartbeat Ensemble in Hartford, CT as well as universities such as Johns Hopkins, Vassar, Brown, Cornell, University of Chicago, Emory University, Hofstra University, Bates College, Florida State University and at Rachels school, The Evergreen State College, just to name a few.
Over the course of the play, Rachel matures from an insightful young girl listing the millions of things she wants to be when she grows up, to a scattered adolescent immersed in the manic search for self while battling boys and an over-involved mom, to a young woman determined to pursue peace and justice in a place she's never been for people she's never met, as she constantly questions herself, her country, the world around her, and ultimately, what it is to be human.
Actor Alan Rickman and journalist Katherine Viner edited pages of Rachel's original writing, which premiered in London in 2006.
Malloy's portrayal of each and every stage of Corrie's development is immaculate. Within the space of about 90 minutes, she smoothly moves the character from a franticly earnest youth to an extremely bewildered but present and determined and articulate young adult.-Rochester City Newspaper
[;;Malloys];; youthful energy is electric, and she builds knowledge and awareness with her character in a progression that is subtle and transfixing.Malloy conveys the tragedy of all the people touched in this story, a Palestinian gardener, Rachels mother, Rachel at various stages in life, with acute sensibility.-New York Theatre Guide
"Phenomenal and powerful play. We laughed a lot, cried a little too, and then laughed again with the powerful and vibrant blossoming of an artist and a writer and a wonderful human being. Rachel Corrie was an amazing writer. She was creative, poignant, and her words painted the world for us to experience. Ashley Malloy's performance and range were impeccable. Her character lifted you from audience and into each experience as if you were raw and feeling it right there with her.
I couldn't recommend the play enough. If it is performing anywhere near you, go! It will entertain, amaze and inspire you."-Tayabba Sadiq, Columbia, SC
New England actor Ashley Malloy has toured this performance all over the United States to rave reviews...
Hibernian Hall (View)
184 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|