To honour the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, a Bathurst-based playwright has put together a web version of a play reflecting the lesser-known stories from that fateful day.
A Beautiful Day: 20 Years Later, features the true stories of 10 individuals who were at 'ground zero' in New York City on the day of the tragedy, which have been put together by local playwright Colette Keen for a theatre format.
The production has been coined as a 'ploomie', or play/Zoom/movie.
Ms Keen said the play uncovers the stories from 9/11 in New York that have slipped through the cracks over time.
"You don't hear about the people who made their way home after the catastrophe or the civil rights attorneys, or even that fashion designer who missed out meeting Elizabeth Taylor," she said.
The play is based on the physical performance Windows on the World, which was performed at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in 2012, and in Los Angeles prior to that, which featured Noah Wyle from ER.
"I was living in the US when 9/11 happened, and had been in New York an hour prior to that catastrophe unfolding, so hopefully this play humanises what certain people went through on the day," Ms Keen said.
A Beautiful Day: 20 Years Later is free to view on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TF12r2QCx8s.
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