Throughout Dan O’Brien’s play, “The Body of an American,” a writer, called Dan because he is the stage alter ego for Dan O’Brien, talks to a character representing Toronto Star war correspondent, Paul Watson, about a play he wants to write about his experiences in the world’s tensest places and, particularly, about a famous picture Paul took in Mogadishu of an American, Michael Cleveland, being dragged through the streets by a rabid mob that is tearing him to death amid other tortures. 2,462 more words