“Ladies and gentlemen, it was the great British writer Virginia Woolf who argued that every woman had to have a room of her own in order to manifest her strengths. At the onset of the new millennium, American women finally have what they need to demonstrate their prowess. The War on Terror offers an unprecedented opportunity to the women of this great country.”
– from A Room of One’s Own
“It’s in the cracks, Ms. Fusco suggests, that the political truth is revealed.”
Cotter, The New York Times
Coco Fusco presents an unflinching examination of the expanding role of American women in the war on terror. A seasoned interrogator briefs the audience on the rationales for using sexual innuendo as a tactic for extracting information, as well as the merits of a career in military intelligence for emancipated women seeking to follow in the footsteps of Condoleeza Rice and other powerful women in the military.
Coco Fusco has presented performances and videos in events world-wide, including
The Whitney Biennial, Sydney Biennale, The Shanghai Biennale, Transmediale, and The
London International Theatre Festival.
Special Pre-Show Screening
and Panel Discussion
Saturday, September 30, at 5:00 p.m.
Coco’s critically acclaimed video OPERATION ATROPOS, about her training with former U.S. Army interrogators, will be screened and followed by a discussion about her work with panelists Jose Muñoz, Chair of Performance Studies, NYU; Anne Norton, Professor of Political Science, UPenn; and Mike Ritz, former U.S. Army Interrogator and co-founder of Team Delta. This event is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Approximate running time for special event: 100 minutes
A Room of One’s Own is a featured show in the Impact Festival.
Above photo by Paula Court / Performa05
This production is made possible with financial support from the Rockefeller Brothers
Fund for the book and project.
September 28 – October 1, 2006