The Unauthorized Occupation of Patty Hearst

CALL ME TANIA:

THE POOR ARE PAWNS AGAIN    (Act 1, Scene 10)

 

As the riot unfolds in slow-motion, a figure steps forward and sings to Mrs. Hearst of class inequality

MY DREAM OF FREEDOM     (Act 1, Scene 8)

 

Patty and Cinque sing a captor/captive duet of their

mutual-yet-contradictory desires for liberation.

THE YEAR OF MISSING YOU      (Act 2, Scene 10)

 

Mr. and Mrs. Hearst endure a year-long stretch of aching uncertainty

as Patty completely drops off the radar.

AM I ONLY WHAT I DID TODAY      (Act 1, Scene 19)

 

Patty robs a bank, wielding a military assault-rifle...

...and crosses the point of no return 

IMAGINARY GIRL    (Act 2, Scene 17)

 

While escorted to prison, Patty laments that now she has no identity at all – except the false ones put on her

THE HERO OF OUR OWN LIFE STORY      (Act 2, Scene 20)

 

Released from prison by President Carter’s order, Patty has a life-changing realization of why the jury condemned her – a compassionate awakening to the flaws and frailties of human nature

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERT ON PTSD

With a career dedicated to the treatment of survivors of complex trauma,

Dr. Harvey L. Schwartz discusses the substance and significance of Call Me Tania.

POST-READING Q&A TALKBACK 

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Recorded at Nancy Hayes Casting Studio in San Francisco

January 22, 2016

Call Me Tania - TEASER
CALL ME TANIA - TEASER

"Aren’t we all fighting a never-ending battle between who we are and who we are not?"

CALL ME TANIA: The Unauthorized Occupation of Patty Hearst - book, lyrics & music © 2018 Leonard Dolivio Cetrangolo