Unblinking Eye

About the Show

Both a live theatre piece and an immersive sound experience, Unblinking Eye follows Iris, a teenager in New Mexico who loves horses and hunting in the desert, but, desperate for money, takes the only job she can get: firing hellfire missiles on pixelated people in Pakistan from a local Air Force base. The work eats at her conscience until, one day in the desert, it explodes awake with a message that rocks her, her base and the US Military. Based on interviews with active and dissenting Air Force drone operators.

Unblinking Eye is written by Justin Anderson Taylor; Directed by Jessi D. Hill; Live Sound and Music by Katie Down; Sound Design by Jane Shaw; Lighting Assistance by Devorah Kengmana; Costume Consultation by Nikki Delhomme. Our acting ensemble includes Karen Anne Light, LeeAnne Hutchison, Alyssa K. Simon and Christopher Tramantana. The play has received workshops/residencies at Guardian Angel Church NYC, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Rough Draft Festival in Queens, NY, Luna Stage, Sewanee Conference, Stratford New Works Lab, CT, Dixon Place, Piano Fight and Lucid Body House NYC. A short-film excerpt of the production was created at TheaterLab NYC in 2021 and can be viewed HERE