20 Years Later is a documentary theatre performance created from testimonies and interviews with people aged 20 and under exploring what they have been taught about September 11, 2001. The play is comprised of testimonies from young people, and those who were teenagers on September 11, 2001 investigating what it means to be the “post 9-11 generation”.
The purpose of 20 Years Later is to create a conversation around how history, defining events and memories are passed onto the next generation and explore how media, specifically social media “creates memories” and distributes knowledge.
20 Years Later is inspired by the 2011 devised play 10 Years Later created between Co-Op Theatre East and Project Girl (now Girl Be Heard) with young people about the decade after September 11, 2001.
20 Years Later is expected to debut in September 2021 for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.
Directed by Ash Marinaccio
Assistant Directed by Melissa Ingle
Featuring Jason Wang, Ciela Elliot, Emma Kotkin, Bryan Moreno, Marielle Parra, and Kristen Hoffman
A 15-minute excerpt of 20 Years Later was presented at the Martin E. Segal Center as part of the 2019 “Screening Performance; Performance Screens” conference. This workshop was streamed on HowlRound (the performance begins at 11:35 on this).
An additional excerpt was presented at The Wild Project (in March 2020) as part of “Generation Now”, one week before the coronavirus shutdown of theater spaces in New York.