Category Archive: theatre

On Solid Ground: Reflections on an Easter Monday in America

Lamb roast or turkey thighs? Young children could be picky eaters. Maybe I should text my friend and ask, but it was late. They’d be fast asleep. And what about sides? Potatoes? Rice?… Continue reading

World Premiere: Traumata, Traumatismes by Ousmane Aledji and Agbo-N’koko

“It is not by coincidence that this play is called ‘Traumata’. Actually, I wanted to write something that is positive and reaches towards the future. But can one be optimistic when one is… Continue reading

Staged Reading: Yesterday, Tomorrow

“Yesterday, Tomorrow” is based on Nuruddin Farah’s book, Yesterday, Tomorrow: Voices from the Somali Diaspora. It is a portrayal of the personal stories of people who, due to political instability in postcolonial Somalia, find… Continue reading The Most Unsatisfied Town, 27 April 2010

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Staged Reading: The Most Unsatisfied Town

There are three parts to this game. The beginning, where you set up your strategy. The midgame, where you execute the strategy. And the endgame, where anything is possible. The loser may become… Continue reading

The Most Unsatisfied Town

Based on the death-in-custody of Oury Jalloh and the political movement that arose from the case, The Most Unsatisfied Town takes an intimate look at a community transformed by an unspeakable act of… Continue reading

Yesterday, Tomorrow: Voices from the Somali Diaspora

A staged reading of YESTERDAY, TOMORROW: VOICES FROM THE SOMALI DIASPORA by acclaimed author Nuruddin Farah, co-directed and conceptualized by Grada Kilomba and Amy Evans The second LEBENSLINIEN (lifelines) edition focuses on Nuruddin… Continue reading

Uptown Dessau and the Mason-Dixon Line

I visited Dessau for the second time last week and got a starkly different impression of the place. On my first visit I got as far as 100 meters outside of the train… Continue reading

Dessau or “The Most Unsatisfied Town”

I recently read that the town of Dessau was declared Germany’s ‘most unsatisfied town’ by the magazine Stern in 2003. Six years later, I wonder how much this has changed. Dessau is host to… Continue reading

Should it be ‘Ernest’s Script Vault’ instead of Amy’s?

Last night I attended a presentation at Primary Stages and 59E59 Theaters called ‘Opening the Curtain on Playwright Gender: An Integrated Economic Analysis of Discrimination in American Theater’ by economist Emily Glassberg Sands… Continue reading

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