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Speed Killed My Cousin

By Linda Parris-Bailey


Directed by Andrea Assaf

Media Design by Melody Reeves


Original Music by Kelle Jolly, John Puckett, and Bert Tanner


Performed by the Carpetbag Theatre ensemble, featuring:  Andresia "Real" Moseley, Bert Tanner, Linda Parris-Bailey, & Carlton "Starr" Releford


BACKGROUND:  In 2012, Linda Parris-Bailey invited Andrea Assaf (Art2Action's Artistic Director) to direct her new play, Speed Killed My Cousin – about an African American woman soldier who returns from Iraq with PTSD, and battles impulses to commit suicide, resulting from Moral Injury.   As part of the development process, The Carpetbag Theatre and Art2Action received a "Partners in Action" grant from Alternate ROOTS.  In October 2013, Art2Action and the University of South Florida (USF) School of Theatre and Dance offered an Open Rehearsal of  Speed.  CBT Residency activities included class visits for  students, sponsored by Associate Professor Fanni Green, as well as Digital Storytelling workshops with the veterans at the PRRC. 

For more information on our Veteran Arts Program, please visit Veterans in Tampa.


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