In Conflict

In Conflict
adapted by Douglas C. Wager

Productions (16)
  • Docudrama
  • 130 - 150 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m (6-17 actors possible: 2-4 f, 4-13 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible. Can be produced on a bare stage; can incorporate projections.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-231-4

In Conflict
adapted by Douglas C. Wager

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Productions (16)
  • Docudrama
  • 130 - 150 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m (6-17 actors possible: 2-4 f, 4-13 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible. Can be produced on a bare stage; can incorporate projections.

Individual stories of mostly college-age Iraq War veterans are presented in their own words, taken from audio transcripts of actual interviews. Already having faced brutal combat conditions in a hostile land, these soldiers have come home to the daunting challenges of returning to civilian life. Their remarkable accounts are as diverse as their backgrounds, representing America in all its complexity and humanity. Honoring the courage and desire of the individuals who serve their country, In Conflict illuminates the traumatic human cost of war, as well as the physical, moral, and spiritual conundrum that each returning veteran of the war now faces.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Individual stories of mostly college-age Iraq War veterans are presented in their own words, taken from audio transcripts of actual interviews. Already having faced brutal combat conditions in a hostile land, these soldiers have come home to the daunting challenges of returning to civilian life. Their remarkable accounts are as diverse as their backgrounds, representing America in all its complexity and humanity. Honoring the courage and desire of the individuals who serve their country, In Conflict illuminates the traumatic human cost of war, as well as the physical, moral, and spiritual conundrum that each returning veteran of the war now faces.

An updated version of this play is available; contact Playscripts for details.

  • Docudrama
  • 130 - 150 minutes
  • 4 f, 6 m (6-17 actors possible: 2-4 f, 4-13 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Flexible. Can be produced on a bare stage; can incorporate projections.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-231-4

Published Reviews

"Whenever a performer takes the stage to deliver a monologue, you feel inescapably invested in what is said. The tight bond between actors and characters here enfolds the audience too. The suggestion -- and it is not necessarily a comfortable one -- is that we're all in this together."

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"...Utterly vivid and convincing...a show that commands attention from everyone who cares about the true story of the Iraq War, and about the real life of ordinary US citizens today, in the world's wounded superpower."

Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

"A searing new drama about the American men and women who find themselves fighting an increasingly unpopular war... Wager's powerful adaptation neither condemns nor condones the occupation of Iraq, but the idea that there's something particularly troubling about this war comes through clearly."

J. Cooper Robb, Philadelphia Weekly

"There are many triumphs in the piece, not the least of which is the sheer variety of vets and war experiences represented, 19 in total... Each story is fascinating, heartbreaking, heroic or all three, with insights as original as the individuals who generously share them. It is remarkable that with such a wide range of voices, the same themes emerge in most of their testimonies."

Wendy Rosenfield, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Production History

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Location
DEC 09, 2016 - DEC 11, 2016
University Of Toronto
Toronto, ON Canada
University Of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada
SEP 19, 2016 - SEP 19, 2016
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN United States
Concordia College Moorhead, MN United States
SEP 02, 2016 - SEP 11, 2016
NOVA Center For The Performing Arts
Billings, MT United States
NOVA Center For The Performing Arts Billings, MT United States
SEP 10, 2015 - SEP 13, 2015
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC United States
Greensboro College Greensboro, NC United States
MAR 01, 2013 - MAR 01, 2013
South Mountain Community College
Phoenix, AZ United States
South Mountain Community College Phoenix, AZ United States
NOV 06, 2012 - NOV 09, 2012
South Mountain Community College
Phoenix, AZ United States
South Mountain Community College Phoenix, AZ United States
JAN 20, 2012 - JAN 29, 2012
Imagine Productions
Providence, RI United States
Imagine Productions Providence, RI United States
JAN 21, 2010 - JAN 27, 2010
Schenectady County Community College
Schenectady, NY United States
Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY United States
NOV 19, 2009 - NOV 22, 2009
University Of Arizona School Of Theatre Arts
Tucson, AZ United States
University Of Arizona School Of Theatre Arts Tucson, AZ United States
NOV 04, 2009 - NOV 07, 2009
Schenectady County Community College
Schenectady, NY United States
Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY United States
JAN 08, 2009 - JAN 10, 2009
Denfeld High School
Duluth, MN United States
Denfeld High School Duluth, MN United States
SEP 17, 2008 - JAN 01, 2009
The Culture Project
New York, NY United States
The Culture Project New York, NY United States
SEP 03, 2008 - SEP 13, 2008
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Philadelphia, PA United States
Philadelphia Fringe Festival Philadelphia, PA United States
AUG 01, 2008 - AUG 25, 2008
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh, United Kingdom
JAN 22, 2008 - JAN 22, 2008
Long Wharf Theatre
New Haven, CT United States
Long Wharf Theatre New Haven, CT United States
OCT 03, 2007 - OCT 20, 2007
Temple Theaters, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA United States
Temple Theaters, Temple University Philadelphia, PA United States
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SEP 17, 2008 - JAN 01, 2009
The Culture Project
New York, NY United States
The Culture Project New York, NY United States

Awards (2)

Best New Play of the Year, Philadelphia Weekly (2008)

Fringe First Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2008)