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Writer Andrew Kooman reflects on the realities of persecuted people of faith in the lead up to the world premiere of his new play We Are the Body.

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As the stories of the three main characters in We Are the Body unfold, Micah’s resilience unravels. A young man when thrown in jail for attending an illegal meeting, Micah wastes away in prison in a small cell with little light and hope, afraid the only physical touch he will ever know is the forceful blows of Soviet fists.

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“Not one winter, but four had passed since the war had made Europe seem like one long trench of suffering.” My new play, We Are the Body, opens with lights up on Elsie, who delivers the above lines, which are featured in a new video about the World Premiere released today by Burnt Thicket Theatre. Her memories are the

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I don’t like pain.  And I didn’t need a root canal to remind me of that. But the experience was instructive.  The toothache, among the myriad things it brought to body and mind, triggered empathy–an identification with others.

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