Photostory: Rachel Corrie remembered in Seattle

Seattle remembers Rachel Corrie. (Photo: Elliot Stoller)

March 16th, 2006 — In observation of the third anniversary of her death, Palestine Solidarity Committee/ISM-Seattle and the Theatersquad presented sidewalk readings of passages from Rachel Corrie’s writings in downtown Seattle at rush hour. 

Many members of the community read passages, while others wore tears-of-blood masks and held up door and window frames from demolished homes, along with enlarged photos of Rachel Corrie facing Israeli bulldozers. 

The event was part of the national Rachel’s Words campaign in protest of the cancellation of “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” at New York Theater Workshop.

Some of the performers in the event recently participated in Bread and Puppet Theater’s Seattle presentation of “Daughter Courage”, a different play about Rachel Corrie.

Linda Bevis reading Rachel Corrie’s words, part of a worldwide protest against the cancellation of the play “My Name is Rachel Corrie” by the New York Theater Workshop. (Photo: Elliot Stoller)

Scott McClay holds a photo of Rachel Corrie confronting a bulldozer at the Seattle reading of Rachel Corrie’s words. (Photo: Elliot Stoller)

Consuelo Vega-Bockelle at the reading. The numbers on the silhouette refer to the number of Israelis and Palestinians killed during the Second Intifada up to the time of Rachel Corrie’s death on 16 March 2003. Current casualties are over 3,827 Palestinians, and 976 Israelis, dead. (Photo: Elliot Stoller)

Larry Neilson at the reading of Rachel Corrie’s words. (Photo: Elliot Stoller)

Related Links

  • Rachel’s Words Campaign and News Website

    The Theatersquad regularly presents street theater events to draw attention to Palestinian rights and other issues.  Recent large-scale outdoor performances have included “Shadows of Exile” and “Sleepwalking Apocalypse: 9/11”.   Contact

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