My Name Is Rachel Corrie (play)
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion
Artist: co-authored Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner
Confronting Bodies: James C. Nicola, artistic director of the New York Theater Workshop in the East Village
Date of Action: February 28, 2006
Location: New York City, USA
Description of Artwork: The play, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, which debuted in London, is a solo show about American peace activist Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer while trying to stop the demolition of a Palestinian home.
The Incident: Mr. Nicola stated that the performance would be "delayed" because of fears that it would upset the community, and touch on sensitive political and religious issues which have become even more sensitive in the wake of Ariel Sharon's illness and the majority victory of Hamas in recent democratic elections.
Results of Incident: Corrie's parents attended The Middle East Series hosted by the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center in April of 2006. The Middle East Series was to be included in the materials of Boulder's Conference on World Affairs but after much negative feedback, conference organizers decided to not to become involved. The conference's spokesman stated that the Middle East Series made note of the conference in their materials suggesting sponsorship from the conference.
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/theater/newsandfeatures/28thea.html?_r=1&o; Westword, www.westword.com