Performance Practice

Slaughter City

by Naomi Wallace

UC Berkeley, 2009

Director: Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly

Slaughter City shows the realities of labor and the laboring body. Playwright Naomi Wallace uses poetic realism to weave a tale of struggle and hope, presenting a deeply human story that addresses the lives and loves of the men and women behind the meat we eat.

Naomi Wallace’s labor play… has never seemed more timely, and the production offered by UC Berkeley’s theater department, directed by Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly, sports expansive and powerful aural and visual landscapes… [and] truly compelling acting from its student cast.”
– Robert Avila, San Francisco Bay Guardian

[Kate] took a difficult text and embraced it with real imagination and craft.”
– Tony Taccone, Artistic Director, Berkeley Repertory Theatre