39 New Eng. J. on Crim. & Civ. Confinement 61 (2013)
In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Years

handle is hein.journals/nejccc39 and id is 73 raw text is: In Our Name: A Play of the Torture Yearsr
Michael Meltsner*
Time and Place: In Our Name takes place subsequent to September 11th,
2001 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Washington DC and several undisclosed
locations in the United States. There are nineteen scenes with no
intermission. The last scene may be followed by a panel discussion.
Characters (Actors to play multiple roles): Various students, teachers,
prisoners, interrogators, detainees, officers, soldiers, MPs, citizens,
lawyers:
Con
Flack
Defense Counsel
General Counsel
Head of Criminal Investigation
Hearing Officer
Linguist
Leather Jacket
Kelly
Presiding Officer
Reporter
f    Copyright  Michael Meltsner 2013. In its present form, In Our Name: A Play of
the Torture Years is dedicated to the reading public only. For information regarding
performance rights, please contact the author at m.meltsner@neu.edu or The Norwood
Press, 74 Avon Hill Street, Cambridge, MA 02140. In Our Name premiered at the Boston
University Playwrights' Theatre on March 27, 2012 under the direction of Victoria Marsh. A
performance sponsored by the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement
was held at the Playwrights' Theatre on September 21, 2012.
*    George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of
Law, Northeastern University School of Law. First Assistant Counsel to the NAACP Legal
Defense Fund in the 1960s. After teaching at Columbia Law School, he served as dean of
Northeastern University School of Law and as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.
He is also the author of many books and essays including the novel Short Takes, his
memoir, and The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer, published in 2006.

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