Man In The Middle started out as a play about the collision of rights: The rights of whistle-blowers to blow their respective whistles, the rights of nations to withhold information on the grounds of national security, the rights of individuals to their privacy, the rights of women not to be sexually bullied, the rights of a famous personage to a fair trial, the rights of a citizen abroad to consular protection. What it became however, as it traced the mixed fortunes of Julian Assange from relative obscurity to world fame, was a question: Is it possible for an individual of questionable morals to render the world a better place?
As the world's first 'Wikiplay', Man In The Middle was written in 'real time', as events unfolded, and is based upon information gained only from the internet.
- 120 minutes
- 2 female, 6 male
- Australian Script Centre