Owen Sheers’s Pink Mist

General Programming

April 10, 2017 Monday, 6:15pm EDT Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public

Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle.

This play was inspired by 30 interviews with returned servicemen and first staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2015. Described as fearlessly lyrical in its imagery” (The Times) and “the most important play of the year" (What’s On Stage), Pink Mist will be published in the US for the first time on April 4 by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.

Owen Sheers will read from his work, followed by a panel discussion with Peter Meineck and Maurice Decaul.

  • Guest Speaker Owen Sheers Professor in Creativity Swansea University
  • Discussant Peter Meineck Professor of Classics in the Modern World New York University
  • Discussant Maurice Emerson Decaul Poet, Essayist, Playwright
  • Introduction Mark Mazower Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies Department of History, Columbia University