soft light is part of a digital initiative entitled Resilience which was inspired by Aleshea Harris’ critically acclaimed play What to Send Up When it Goes Down, directed by Whitney White.
Get to know the Cast and Crew of Selling Kabul!
Watch a scene from Unknown Soldier and follow along with an annotated script that provides additional insight.
Bookwriter and lyricist Daniel Goldstein talks about bringing the sweeping, multigenerational Unknown Soldier to the stage.
Sylvia spins out her narrative with an almost surgical precision, building tension by increments as the events outside this apartment escalate.
When we no longer needed men like Taroon, their bodies, too, became their own again, and their lives and those of their families, not our concern.
This is the reason why, across Sylvia’s plays, there are no villains. There are only people trying to live – often unsure how – in circumstances foreign to us for their distance from American soil but otherwise awfully familiar.
If an interpreter was shot at, or if their home was looted, they cannot produce written evidence; and even applicants who do include written death threats in their applications are frequently denied for unknown reasons.
Get to know the company of Unknown Soldier!