The Carpetbag Theatre

Speed Killed My Cousin in residence at Working Narratives, Wilmington, NC


The Speed Killed My Cousin will be in residence at Working Narratives in Wilmington, North Carolina. More information will be forthcoming.

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.