You don’t see web video like this too often… On The New Yorker web site, you can now catch a video excerpt of a one-man play being staged in NYC by magazine staff writer, Lawrence Wright. (Click here to watch.)
The New Yorker prefaces the video with this:
"This week, the New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright opened his one-man show, “My Trip to Al-Qaeda,” at the Culture Project, in New York City. Since September 11th, Wright has covered Al Qaeda for the magazine; last year, he published the book “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.” In the course of his work on the roots and the rise of Islamic terrorism, Wright has conducted more than six hundred interviews and travelled to Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and much of Western Europe. The play, which he wrote and performs, is a first-person account of his experiences, and examines, among other themes, the tension between his roles as journalist and citizen."