The play “Neda Wants to Die” is a one-act, three-character production, which has been gathering attention in the development community. It was premiered on June 30, 2014 at the World Bank and was subsequently performed at various institutions in Washington, DC and at the United Nations in New York.
PLAYWRIGHT AND ACTORS
Luigi Laraia, Richard Tanenbaum, Karen Elle and Samuel Dumarque Wright
“Neda” is an innovative theatrical piece as the playwright and the actors are all development people who have experienced gender violence directly or indirectly at some point in their lives. The intent of the author is not to justify unspeakable crimes but to explore and possibly humanize the minds of those involved. In spite of all the evident violence, desperation and failures, this is still of tale of humanity.