States of Shock is an anti-war play written is an anti-war play written as a bitter outcry against America’s involvement in the Gulf. It condemns both the American government’s military invasion of Iraq and, more notably, the compliant and complacent reaction of the American public to that invasion and to the manner in which it was mass-marketed by our leaders. Premiered off-Broadway, starring John Malkovich.
Nathan Osgood recently appeared in the National theatre production of His Girl Friday. His recent film credits include Sahara and Picadilly Jim. He has also directed for Stella Adler Theatre LA, Minerva Theatre, Chichester and Kings Head, London
Sam ShepardSam Shepard was one of the few members of the American theater community to take a stance on the Gulf War. His plays have won Pulitzer and Obie Awards. His plays include True West, Buried Child, Fool For Love, Curse of the Starving Class. Screenplays include Paris Texas, Voyager, Zabriskie Point and Simpatico. His acting career includes the films Crimes of the Heart, Frances, Days in Heaven and Pelican Brief.