The above words of course belong to Rumsfeld regarding enhanced interrogation techniques and for the past week, as we've worked on Zero, the concepts, actions and ideas behind torture have hung over my work; for me, it fuels much of what I'm doing in this fine play.
Zero does not choose one side over the other, does not preach, does not hector but presents all the elements of the issue at hand for the audience to absorb.
The second week of rehearsal has gone very well, excellent progess, most of the lines are learnt and scenes fleshed out. Next week provides the challenge of using the torture equipment for the first time and working with a fight director on the various violent set-pieces.
Can't bloody wait!