Loading Dock Theatre

War Dreamer
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2022

An original, immersive “dark noise” and electronic sound design permeates the Loading Dock Theater workshop production of War Dreamer, a new psychological horror play following a solider re-integrating into society after multiple tours in Iraq. Written by Leegrid Stevens, eleven performances will be staged from March 18-April 3, 2022, at the Loading Dock Theatre’s black-box warehouse space, 170 Tillary Street, Downtown Brooklyn, NY 11201. Inside Jesse, they are building something. Tormented by subdermal machines and disillusioned amid a flood of conspiracy theories, paranormal visions and traumatic events, poverty-stricken Jesse tries to build normalcy and a purpose for herself in America. With an original electronic music score, War Dreamer explores the impact of new technology within the mental landscape of a soldier struggling for a cohesive reality, jumping between the past, the present, and the delusional without explanation or warning. When do both belief and fantasy become essential to survival?