Police cadets line up for a "grid search" at the site of a sniper shooting at a Home Depot in Falls Church, Va.

Police cadets line up for a "grid search" at the site of a sniper shooting at a Home Depot in Falls Church, Va.

Three weeks.

That’s how long Washington-area residents were living in fear of seemingly random sniper shootings in October 2002. The Beltway sniper attacks dominated the news and grew into a media frenzy that was full of speculation about the attackers’ identities, motives and even the type of car they were driving.

A new play from Pointless Theatre Company, “Forest Treás,” explores this media saturation through the lens of a fictional Washington neighborhood. Kojo talks with the show’s writer and director, as well as a photojournalist who covered the sniper attacks for The Washington Times.

Produced by Cydney Grannan

Guests

  • Rod Lamkey, Jr. Freelance photographer; @rlamkey
  • Kelly Colburn Director, "Forest Treás"
  • Navid Azeez Writer and Composer/Sound Designer, "Forest Treás"

Photos From The Washington Times' 2003 Pulitzer Prize Entry (Note: Viewers May Find Some Images Disturbing)

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