Running Time: approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission

Charged with aiding and abetting a foreign terrorist organization, an incarcerated grade school teacher, her immigrant mother-in-law, and her public defender must search for answers in their past to avert a foreboding future.

First devised and produced in 2003 as a direct response to the culture of fear fueled by 9/11/2001, Blanket of Fear explores the stories of three women profoundly impacted by America's so-called "war on terror." The play follows Julia, arrested at the airport with her husband, being held and suspected of terrorist conspiracy. The incarceration ensnares Julia, her Iranian mother-in-law, and her Afro-Cuban defense attorney into a web of personal, cultural, and national identity crises.

This phenomenal performance features a five woman ensemble that provide an experience more dynamic and powerful than any other 60 minutes of live theatre.

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TribesProject_logoTRIBES PROJECT brings together diverse groups of people to create performances that empower them to intensely investigate the complexity of race and cultural issues through the solidarity of an ensemble production process. TRIBES members research, write, and perform their original and adapted productions for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their performances have been experienced live by over 60,000 people worldwide: from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia in the Pacific Northwest, to across the globe in Mexico, England, Kosovo, and South Africa.


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