Rep. Jane Harmon, then the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee who was one of the few members of Congress briefed on the program at the time, called it "essential to U.S. national security.". www.jamesscruggs.com. James Scruggs has a BFA in Film from School of Visual Arts. We must also ask whether we are losing our resolve and becoming complacent. The humanitarian and rebuilding efforts weren't the only considerations that prompted a united front.
Some have even questioned whether the threat of terrorism has been grossly overstated, or is a "macho fantasy.". It was presented at HERE Arts Center in March, 2019. Three of the 9/11 hijackers, whose applications were riddled with red flags, got their visas that way. Out of the blue, which is to say, without warning or expectation, the world we knew changed forever. The World Trade Center towers were the iconic symbols of U.S. economic power. We were no longer going to play defense. Looking forward, the Commission offered this pointed warning, "Once the danger has fully materialized, evident to all, mobilizing action is easier--but it then may be too late.". Directed by Mark Rayment. The shock of the attacks, the magnitude of the destruction which unfolded right before our eyes, cleared away the ordinary impediments to getting things done. For many of us, the crisp blue sky after a thunderstorm always harkens us back to that hard September day. She is a member of The Committee on the Present Danger, a non-partisan organization devoted to fighting terrorism, and a director of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Foundation. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Severe clear.
Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, who led the prosecution of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and a dozen others in his terrorist organization, put it in perspective this way: "The United States' forces have often killed and captured in a single day of combat more jihadists than were prosecuted throughout the 1990s. The calls had been placed by Khalid al-Midhar in San Diego, where he and Nawaf al-Hamzi, two of the hijackers on American Airlines flight 77, were living. Severe clear.
His 3/Fifths Trapped in a Traveling Minstrel Show was awarded an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Fringe Production, shown at BCA in Boston. It was a NY Times “One of 4 Must See Shows in May” and got “4 stars in Timeout NY”. He’s a consultant and Fieldwork facilitator for The Field, and is also currently a program facilitator for Creative Capital. With the exception of our ongoing military mission, all of the above-mentioned national security initiatives and changes in the law were accomplished or initiated within one year of the attacks, well before the 9/11 Commission had convened or issued a single report. It is my story about confronting mortality, survivor guilt, and what happens when you lose your best paying, most favorite job, as you watch your co-workers deaths streamed live on TV…And what moving on looks like when your very personal tragedy was international breaking news. Mark has also worked as a guest lecturer and tutor at The Oxford School of Drama, Laine’s Theatre Arts, and Wheaton College. The fact that these conflicts are continuing, that they are complicated and difficult on both fronts, should not detract from our military's enormous success in pushing back al-Qaida and the Taliban. James Scruggs is a writer, performer, producer, arts administrator, and teacher who usually creates large scale topical, theatrical, multi-media work focused on inequity or gender politics. Asia: THE SOUND OF MUSIC, DIRTY DANCING, THE MOUSETRAP, THE LION KING. To this, one need only point to the Islamist attacks that continue to take place in every corner of the globe, as well as Bin Laden's stated ambition to take over Somalia and the strategically important Horn of Africa, where hunger, poverty, tribal violence and a "youth bulge" make for a witch's brew of danger. 212-627-2556 (administrative + box office). By the time the commission made its recommendations in 2004, many of the most important changes in our national security posture had already been made. Regional/UK: THE SUNSHINE BOYS, BOUNCERS, HAPPY NATIVES, CINDERELLA. Their decisive act of courage inspired an entire nation to follow their lead and "do something.". SEVERE CLEAR (an aviation term describing unlimited cloudless visibility of the sky on 9/11/2001) A solo performance piece written and performed by James Scruggs. ", On this seventh anniversary, we can, and should, stand back and ask, "Have we taken the right steps? He was commissioned and created a site specific work MELT ! At the Pentagon, firefighters battled a ferocious fire that raged all day. It is not enough to spend this day in quiet contemplation of those we loved and lost. This is an aviation term used by pilots to describe unlimited visibility conditions. His Disposable Men was awarded the first ever IT Award for Solo Performance. In the blink of an eye, 40 unarmed citizens assessed their situation, took a vote and decided to take back the plane This is an aviation term used by pilots to describe unlimited visibility conditions. Everyone has a 9/11 story. They have done everything that their commanders in the field have asked them to do, killing or neutralizing thousands of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters, while winning hearts and minds by building infrastructure and schools, giving the people of Afghanistan and, later, Iraq a fair opportunity at self rule. That was our answer to Osama Bin Laden's repeated declarations of war. Charles F. "Chic" Burlingame, III, pilot of American Airlines flight 77, which was hijacked and crashed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Can we do better?
Typically, severe clear conditions occur after a … terrible day and that allowed us to restore our country and each other. The Treasury Department instituted vigorous and successful programs to dry up terrorist financing and identify money laundering operations that function through Muslim charities. SEVERE CLEAR, is an original, non linear, devised work. or die trying.
It was essential that the stock market not fail, that the economy hold, that the sectors hurt by the attacks come back.
Mine is told from where I worked; inside The North Tower of the World Trade Center, inside Windows on the World, the restaurant on the 106th and 107th floors. The airlines, which had sent lobbyists to Washington to oppose fortifying cockpit doors prior to 9/11, finally secured them rather than risk the wrath of flight crews and the flying public. By comparison, in the eight years that passed between the first attack on the World Trade Center and the attacks on 9/11, the Justice Department prosecuted 29 terrorists.
He was awarded a 2016 New Jersey state grant NJSCA Fellowship for artistic excellence, a 2016 Doris Duke/Andrew Mellon MAP Grant to create A Voluptuary Life; also a 2015 MAP Grant and a 2016 Creative Capital Grant, to create 3/Fifths, a piece exploring race and racism.
The greatest tribute we can offer the victims of Sept. 11, in addition to living our lives with joy and meaning, is to confront reality without flinching. Mark Rayment has been a professional actor and stage director for over 30 years. He has directed the majority of James Scruggs’ work over the past ten years, including: TOUCHSCAPE (Baryshnikov Arts Center/Harlem Stage/Dixon Place), DEEPEST MAN (3LD), TICKETS TO MANHOOD (HERE Arts Center/Dixon Place ‘Hot Festival’), TRAPPED IN A TRAVELLING MINSTREL SHOW (Huntingdon Theater, Boston) and A VOLUPTUARY LIFE (Dixon Place/HERE Arts Center). A solo performance piece written and performed by James Scruggs. We must also remember the "severe clear" conditions that came after the tumultuous storm that hit us so hard on that Rattlestick Playwrights Theater224 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10014212-627-2556 (administrative + box office)email@example.com, © 2018 Rattlestick Playwrights Theater | Website: Tara O'Con.
More than 20,000 body parts were recovered at Ground Zero; 1.8 million tons of steel and rubble were cleared in nine months--and under budget. Today, seven years after 2,974 of our fellow human beings were taken from us in an act of war, it is remarkable how much we have accomplished and how easily we have slipped back into old habits. His solo theater piece, A Voluptuary explored LBGTQ history and the whitewashing, and the hetero-washing of it. Perhaps the most important observation made by the 9/11 Commission is as relevant today as it was four years ago.
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