A Tough Line is a multimedia theater piece based on the dramatic seizure of the Nord-Ost theater in Moscow in 2002 by Chechen separatists, holding the theater audience captive. VisionIntoArt builds a work from the blurring of fiction and real life, when theatrical expression was captured by political reality. A Tough Line asks us to re-evaluate notions of terrorism, negotiation, and justice. This piece was featured at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, BAM, ASCAP’s “Thru the Walls” series at the Cutting Room, and at Dickinson College.