On January 29th at 7:30 Speed Killed My Cousin will be performed at the Orlando Museum of Art in conjunction with The Alternate Roots Regional Gathering in partnership with the Zora Neal Hurston Festival. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Alternate Roots or at the door the night of the performance.
Speed Killed My Cousin is the story of a young, African American woman veteran of the Iraq War and her struggle with moral injury and post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A third generation soldier, the central character courts death by vehicular suicide. Speed explores multiple issues related to war, including the history and otherness of African Americans in the military, and the experiences of women in combat. The secrets that have never been revealed by veterans of the Vietnam War keep those veterans haunted and unhealed. Can we afford a new generation of soldiers that cannot heal?