A Patch of Earth

“A Patch of Earth” is part courtroom drama, part ghost story, part magical realism. It’s the true story of "the crybaby," a 25 year old Bosnian Croat who managed to fight for three different armies during the Bosnian war without killing anyone...until the July afternoon he was sent to a corn field outside Srebrenica. He’s ordered to shoot or be shot. If he refuses, his comrades will also shoot his young wife and child. He is haunted by the ghosts of people he killed. It destroys his marriage. He finally tells the outside world about the massacres at Srebrenica and confesses to shooting "no more than 70" of the 1200 people shot at that village in the hopes of quieting his demons.

 
Production at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island

Production at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island

Acting edition available for $16.49  here .

Acting edition available for $16.49 here.

Productions:

Regional: Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo

University/Academic: Christ’s Hospital Theatre, Sussex, England Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria South Africa Florida State College, Jacksonville LA County High School for the Arts Roger Williams University, Rhode Island Richard Stockton College, New Jersey Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa University of Detroit/Mercy, Detroit

Curriculum: Portland Community College

Winner, Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition

Honorable Mention, Writers’ Digest Playwriting Contest

Finalist William P. & Arlene R. Lewis Playwriting Contest

A Patch of Earth - Drazen and Vesna - Roger Williams production.jpg
Timothy Newell as Erdemovic at the Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo

Timothy Newell as Erdemovic at the Alleyway Theatre, Buffalo

Kitty often travels to college and high school campuses to speak to students about: war crimes trials, Capitol Hill, journalism, podcasts, and writing. Contact her here.

  • Trial testimony from actual transcripts

  • Terrific roles for women

  • Minimal or NO set required