Lemkin's House

Lemkin's House
by Catherine Filloux

Productions (9)
  • Drama with humor
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A dilapidated house.

Lemkin's House
by Catherine Filloux

(0)
Productions (9)
  • Drama with humor
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A dilapidated house.

In 1944, Raphael Lemkin invented the word "genocide" and spent his life fighting to have it recognized as an international crime. But when the U.S. finally signs his law -- decades after his death -- the Rwandan and Bosnian genocides erupt and torment Lemkin in the afterlife. If genocide cannot be stopped, how will Lemkin rest?

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Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

In 1944, Raphael Lemkin invented the word "genocide" and spent his life fighting to have it recognized as an international crime. But when the U.S. finally signs his law -- decades after his death -- the Rwandan and Bosnian genocides erupt and torment Lemkin in the afterlife. If genocide cannot be stopped, how will Lemkin rest?

  • Drama with humor
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: A dilapidated house.

Published Reviews

"Ms. Filloux does not discount Lemkin's efforts, but she also makes grimly clear that good intentions mean nothing in the face of killers who revel in unrestrained savagery and have no reason to fear retaliation. Lemkin's House is rarely preachy, but it is a call to action nonetheless."

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

"'The truth is people could care less.' Catherine Filloux, author of Lemkin's House, nails what's behind millennia of inertia in the face of devastation in those seven words. Lemkin's House is about one man who did care -- the Polish American lawyer Raphael Lemkin, the man who invented the word "genocide" ... and the sadly meager (but still hugely important) legacy that he left behind."

Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

Production History

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JUN 17, 2010 - JUN 17, 2010
Canadian Centre For International Justice
Ottawa, ON Canada
Canadian Centre For International Justice Ottawa, ON Canada
APR 23, 2008 - APR 23, 2008
The University Of Findlay
Findlay, OH United States
The University Of Findlay Findlay, OH United States
DEC 10, 2007 - DEC 10, 2007
Write Out Loud
San Diego, CA United States
Write Out Loud San Diego, CA United States
NOV 08, 2007 - NOV 30, 2007
Rideau De Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium
Rideau De Bruxelles Brussels, Belgium
MAY 28, 2007 - JUN 16, 2007
6th@Penn Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
6th@Penn Theatre San Diego, CA United States
MAY 28, 2007 - JUN 16, 2007
6th@Penn Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
6th@Penn Theatre San Diego, CA United States
SEP 01, 2006 - OCT 31, 2006
McGinn Cazale Theatre (Produced by Vital Theatre Company and Body PoliticTheater)
New York, NY United States
McGinn Cazale Theatre (Produced by Vital Theatre Company and Body PoliticTheater) New York, NY United States
FEB 09, 2006 - FEB 26, 2006
78th Street Theatre Lab,
New York City, NY United States
78th Street Theatre Lab, New York City, NY United States
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Kamerni Teatar - in Rep
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Kamerni Teatar - in Rep Sarajevo, Bosnia
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NOV 08, 2007 - NOV 30, 2007
Rideau De Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium
Rideau De Bruxelles Brussels, Belgium
MAY 28, 2007 - JUN 16, 2007
6th@Penn Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
6th@Penn Theatre San Diego, CA United States
SEP 01, 2006 - OCT 31, 2006
McGinn Cazale Theatre (Produced by Vital Theatre Company and Body PoliticTheater)
New York, NY United States
McGinn Cazale Theatre (Produced by Vital Theatre Company and Body PoliticTheater) New York, NY United States
FEB 09, 2006 - FEB 26, 2006
78th Street Theatre Lab,
New York City, NY United States
78th Street Theatre Lab, New York City, NY United States
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Kamerni Teatar - in Rep
Sarajevo, Bosnia
Kamerni Teatar - in Rep Sarajevo, Bosnia