The Corpse Washer

In an Iraq beset by decades of war and occupation, Jawad faces a difficult choice. Must he follow in his father’s footsteps washing the bodies of the dead—an honored Muslim tradition—or can he pursue his dreams of being an artist? Adapted from Iraqi writer Sinan Antoon’s award-winning novel, The Corpse Washer is a haunting portrait of a young man coming of age and a society’s fight for survival, in a country where life and death are inextricably intertwined.

Playwrights: Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi

Director: Mark Brokaw
Author: Sinan Antoon
Scenic Designer: Kimie Nishikawa
Costume Designer: Dina Abd El-Aziz
Lighting Designer: Heather Gilbert
Sound Designer: Luqman Brown
Stage Manager: Stephen Horton
Dramaturg: Hannah Rae Montgomery
Casting: Judy Bowman, CSA
Production Consultants: Maia Directors

Photography: Jonathan Roberts

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