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The temptation is to describe the nightmarish Back of the Throat as Kafkaesque as Outré Theatre Company depicts an America gone mad. But it’s not. That’s the real horror. The extremities unfolding before the audience are a logical if artistically exaggerated extrapolation of the paranoia and xenophobia unleashed against Arab-Americans after 9/11. It’s naturalism not surrealism.
A play championed by New Theatre, Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, received a citation this weekend in the American Theatre Critics Association ‘s new plays competition. A. Rey Pamatmat’s Edith bowed at New Theatre in Coral Gables in October as the second stop in the Rolling World Premiere Program of the National New Play Network. The theater critics association also named Yussef El Guindi’s Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World, a play about immigration and assimilation, winner of the $25,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for 2012. The Steinberg/ATCA recognizes the best American scripts that premiered professionally the previous year outside New York City.