“Do I tell my Afghan cook that I was the one who killed his brother?”
Length: 13:06 

A psychologically intense moment in which a U.S. officer discovers that last night’s raid killed the brother of his trusted Afghan friend and cook, setting in motion an intertwined conflict of loyalty, honor, military secrecy, and personal friendship. Based on the true story by LtCol Brian Kerg, USMC. With music and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen; book by LtCol Brian Kerg, USMC. Dramaturged and directed by Catie O’Donnell, featuring John David Wallis.

For this webseries, New Musicals Inc. has paired veteran honorees with an artistic team comprised of a composer, lyricist, director, and dramaturg, and then helped to shape their story into a short musical retelling in a digital platform. This project is hosted by New Musicals Inc. This activity is supported in part by generous grants from: the Helen and Jose Colton Foundation; the Peter Glenville Foundation; the Anonymous Fund (Marin County); and the California Arts Council, a state agency.

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