The Oklahoma City Bombing Project / In the Middle of the West was a verbatim theatre inquiry into the legacy of the bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City (OKC) in 1995 carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. It comprised three stage productions and a published play-text (2015-2018).
The research interrogated normative memorial discourse defining the remembering of the bombing and its legacy. Specifically, through testimonial revelations, the project explored political aspects of the official narratives of remembrance and, more broadly, narratives of survival.
By framing the verbatim text through the mythology of the West, the play and performance explored the point of intersection between myth and the lived experience as conveyed through verbatim testimony.