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4,380 Nights


Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights January 31, February 7 & 13, 2018
  • Pride Night February 2, 2018
  • Open Captioning February 11, 2018 at 2PM

4,380 Nights

by Annalisa Dias

January 16 – February 18, 2018


Signature Theatre kicks off the Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative with a complex and intriguing look at an American worldview created in the wake of September 11.

For the last 12 years, or 4,380 days, Malik Djamal Ahmad Essaid has been held without charge by the United States government at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. As he languishes in his cell, his interactions with those on the outside are juxtaposed with historical events in a riveting exposé into the most dangerous prison of all—fear.

With a graceful poetry and a fluidity that spans time and place, DC playwright Annalisa Dias delivers a searing and timely critique of power, humanity and what it means to be American.

4,380 Nights is presented as part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival.

SigWorks: The Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative, a partnership with the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation, is a multi-year commitment to present world premieres by female playwrights with female directors.


  • DC Playwright

    The Heidi Thomas Writers' Initiative

    Women's Voices Theater Festival

  • Sponsored by the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation.