New York Theatre Workshop


By Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen

Directed by Jesscia Blank

Irish Premiere

March 20, 2003. A date that the ordinary people of Iraq will never forget. a day that changed their lives forever.

In June 2008, the award-winning creators of The Exonerated travelled to Jordan to find out firsthand what happened to the Iraqi civilians who fled in the wake of the Iraq War.

Blank and Jensen interviewed some 35 people - a cross-section of lives interrupted - who fled the chaos and violence that befell Iraqi society for the relative safety of Jordan. Following the visit to Amman, these encounters were crafted into an unforgettable and highyl acclaimed play