Severe Clear: September 11 From Memory to History
Written by: Camille Foss, Laurie Kincman, Corinne Kessler, Emily Ludewig, Greg Parmeter, Emily Rux, and Sydney Smith, with additional contributions from Noah Mastaglio and Beth Miller
Director: Greg Parmeter
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
2:00 PM - 4:15 PMFri
Severe Clear: September 11 from Memory to History is an original documentary drama written by students and faculty in the UWL Department of Theatre Arts. The play highlights the personal stories and sensory experiences of a collection of witnesses, survivors, and first responders in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., at the Pentagon, and aboard Air Force One. It follows the day through the eyes of those who were trapped, those who attempted heroic rescues, and those who watched from the outside and tried to make sense of it all. Severe Clear is a multimedia tale of the day, drawing on hundreds of interviews and testimonials as well as excerpts from news broadcasts and recordings of air traffic control conversations. Audiences can experience the many ways in which we rose to an unimaginable challenge that day, as well as how the indiscriminate nature of tragedy impacts us all.