Body of an American


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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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5.0 X 8.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author

Dan O'Brien's current projects include The Body of an American, which also received the PEN Center USA Award for Drama and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award, and premiered at Portland Center Stage in 2012. O'Brien's debut collection of poetry entitled War Reporter was published in 2013 from Hanging Loose Press in Brooklyn and CB Editions in London. War Reporter is currently on the shortlist for the UK's Forward Prize for Best First Collection.


"...a feisty docu-drama about Paul Watson...a fascinating mix of troubled and troubling biography and autobiography...holds you in a steely grip." --Four Stars - Time Out

" engrossingly subjective docu-drama which feels psychologically acute and politically important...a really superb piece of theatre." --The Stage

"The Body of an American is a play about writing a play but it's also an intricate meditation on the nature of memory and guilt." --Four Stars - Evening Standard

"A play that tightens its grip as it probes where war lives, and discovers we each carry it inside ourselves." --Four stars - Guardian

"Provides ample food for thought - Moment by moment the livewire, oddly introspective theatrical experience keeps us on our toes, and accumulatively it presents us with a debate about where we should draw the line between observation and involvement, what's good about curiosity and what's bad." --Four stars - Telegraph