debbie tucker green's truth and reconciliation is a play about the aftermath of violence, sometimes genocidal, in the years from 1976 to 2007. It was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London, on 1 September 2011.
The play is structured as a series of vignettes. In South Africa, a black family testily awaits a white witness at a formal hearing. In Rwanda, a Tutsi widow angrily confronts her husband's Hutu killer. In Zimbabwe, a man deals with the fatal consequences of his wife's political outspokenness. In Bosnia, two Serbian ex-soldiers come face to face with a pregnant rape victim. And in Northern Ireland, two mothers, both of whom have lost their sons, vehemently argue about where responsibility lies for their deaths.
The Royal Court premiere was directed by debbie tucker green and directed by Lisa Marie Hall and performed by a cast of 22 actors.