Music by Lavell Blackwell
Book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
John Walker Lindh, the American Taliban, and Mike Spann, the first American soldier killed in Afghanistan, met in Afghanistan shortly before Spann's death. Back stateside, Lindh and Spann's ghost battle in Lindh’s prison cell over what truly happened during their brief meeting, and over what it means to be American.
Far Away From America was developed at New York University-Tisch School of the Arts's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. It subsequently had a staged reading in Dixon Place's "Warning: Not For Broadway!" series, 2004.
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