'The Big Mzungu of Kilwa Kivinje'
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Theatre in Exile
Samuel Wilson, Director
Casting the premiere of "The Big Mzungu of Kilwa Kivinje," a new play that tells the story of a white New Yorker who travels to Tanzania to bury his wife in her homeland. A striking and visceral examination of longing, loss and the politics of death and place.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearses mid-May through late July in Brooklyn; performs in late July at a theatre TBA pending agreement.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
The Narrator :
Female, 18-30, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race
An omniscient story-teller that looks in on the action from the outside in, able to see between New York and Kilwa Kivinje in Tanzania, wher...
The Big Mzungu :
Male, 30-50, Caucasian
A well to-do New Yorker who goes to Tanzania for the first time to bury his wife in her homeland. Note: While the character is middle-aged, ...
The Toy-Maker :
Male, 18-70, African American
An old man who sits on the edge of the road The Big Mzungu travels. He makes toy cars out of discarded pop cans and other trash. Note: The...
The Mother :
Female, 18-30, African American
A Tanzanian mother from the town of Kilwa Kivinje who sees her child before, during and after the action of the piece.
Seeking submissions from: Brooklyn, NY
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