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private manning goes to washington

In December 2010, before his federal indictment for data theft, internet activist Aaron Swartz requested information from the American government regarding the treatment of Chelsea Manning, the soldier who would be found guilty of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. Playwright Stan Richardson uses this fact as a springboard to imagine Swartz creating a piece of theatrical activism intended to free Manning, as the countdown continues on his own impending imprisonment. 

Private Manning premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016, and its New York premiere at The Studio @ 345 in Manhattan in December 2016.