Join us for a stage reading of Norwegian-Gambian playwright Camara Lundestad Joof’s latest work. Playwright in Residence at the Norwegian National Theatre in Oslo, Joof will be in attendance for this event. Three women talk, discuss, argue about, and hop in and out of situations, characters, and dilemmas. They see the world differently, but when the world looks back, it often feels limiting. Joof’s script is a flow of words expressing humor, striking formulations, vulnerability, anger, and intensity. It’s about racism and sexuality, longing, and polarization—and the endless responsibility for the way that others look at you. Is it always your duty to stand up for your cause? Does your rage always have to be groundbreaking and constructive? Or are you allowed just to be offended?
This work will be performed by Amber Walker, Chinelo Okapla, and Esther Okech. Amanda Rountree directs.
The reading will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. Nikki Yeboah, Assistant Professor of Playwriting at UW, and including Dr. Nike Imoru, PhD, CSA.
The program is organized in partnership with the University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department, University of Washington School of Drama, and Seattle Rep.
Cost: Pay what you wish (suggested donation $10); free for students
Note: this stage reading contains adult language and content.
Attendees to the stage reading event will receive $5 off tickets for Ibsen's Ghosts at Seattle Rep. Use the code GHOSTS5OFF or this link: https://tickets.seattlerep.org/promo?promo=GHOSTS5OFF