Costume Design


A play by Tami Canaday


Countdown to Zero

Premiere Venue

work | space
Denver, CO

Premiere Dates

February 17 – March 3, 2012

* World Premiere

Uncle Rooster

Both parable play and fantastic spectacle, warning of the reality of torture and community erosion as seen through the lens of a children’s fable. Informed by the Bush Torture Doctrine and the events as the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, this tale takes place in the town of Lulu’s Burg with a cast of charters such as Uncle Rabbit, Uncle Rooster, Leon The Mule, Faith The Dog, Winny The Fox and Mrs. Fennel The Rooster. The small town is beset with the real-world dilemma of what is the price of freedom and security and what happens to a community when laws are broken and individuals are held above the law.

Production History
June 17 – 27, 2017: The Brick (Brooklyn, NY)
February 17 – March 3, 2012: work | space (Denver, CO) *


What’s happened at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is one of the grossest violations of human rights under the Geneva Conventions that we have record of. It is simply monstrous.  – Carlos Fuentes