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Speed Killed My Cousin at Arizona State University Gammage

  • ASU Kerr Cultural Center 6110 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ, 85253 United States (map)

The Speed Killed My Cousin tour will be stopping at ASU Gammage as a part of their Beyond Series 7:00 pm October 15. The Beyond Series is a curated performing art series that brings world-class artists into their community. You can purchase tickets by visiting ASU Gammage's website.

Speed Killed My Cousin is the story of a young African-American female veteran of the Iraq war and her struggle with "Moral Injury", Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST). 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. Memories and flashbacks unfold before her, and in her rear-view mirror, as she drives. It is a contemporary story of survival and coping in a confusing and damaging world. Ultimately she must decide whether to let go of the wheel or to choose life.