Ubinadamu
by DAT with Michael Herman, Ariana Howell, Brian Telestai, Kate Moran, Kerith Telestai, Sarah Grace Sanders, and Vanessa Frank

ACTion Fest 2016
Shangaa: Shock and Awe
IATI Theater, NYC

Ubinadamu tells the story of one woman’s personal tragedy, while at the same time crystallizing one of the major problems with international development - that the helpers know better than those being helped. It is a moving, powerful piece of storytelling that also conveys some essential truths of the dynamics of helping those in need.
— Diane Yoder, founding member of 'African Well Fund'

Two people, separated by oceans, language, and culture.  Two people, connected by respect, compassion, and understanding.  Nuru’s village desperately needs a labor ward, so that women will have a safe place to give birth. Jack’s relationship and spirit are broken, and his hope lost, crushed by the realities of society and his need to survive. When two people cross paths, can they fill each other’s hearts?  When two people cross paths, can they heal each other’s pain?  Through humanity, they just may find an avenue to empathy.

Directed by Michael Herman

Inspired by Asha Musa Dibuga

Lighting Design: Erin Jones
Set Design: Elle Kunnos de Vos
s and Francisco Rondon
Production Stage Manager: Claudia Toth
Road Manager, Dramaturg, and Choreographer: Sarapia Veruli

 

Featuring Ariana Howell, Brian Telestai, Kate Moran, Kerith Telestai, Sarah Grace Sanders, and Vanessa Frank

Photos by Kevin McNair 

 

 

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