The Aperture by playwright Sean Christopher Lewis explores what happens when an American photographer stages photos of a former child soldier in Maryland woods as a child soldier. As The Aperture website explains,
Staging photos to look like the boys native Africa, the photographer begins re-creating his history in pictorial – passing pictures off to the public as photos from war torn Uganda. As her notoriety grows, so do the boy’s memories as he retreats deeper into his past and begins to take on the role of soldier once again. Is Alex a witness or an accessory to the events that follow?
The play, which won the Rosa Parks Playwright Award, has been showing in New York this past week and will be shown and 19 as part of the New York International Fringe Festival.
Look for Child Soldier Relief’s Kate Davey’s interview withon The Aperture coming soon.