Streaming Today: AFTER INDEPENDENCE by May Sumbwanyambe


After Independence
By May Sumbwanyambe

Directed by Linda Haston

Streaming LIVE to YouTube at 2pm & 7pm ET

Starring Erika Strasburg*, Wali Jamal, Cotter Smith*, and Robin Walsh.* With Stage Management by Amelia Heastings,* Cultural Consultation by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe, and Technical Direction by Catherine Kolos.

Tune in today at 2pm & 7pm for a free reading of the third seletion in our Expand the Canon Series, After Independence. Africa is changing, country by country. Inspired by real events in Zimbabwe, this riveting play is an unflinching examination of land ownership, dispossession, and justice in a post-colonial world. Linda Haston directs this incredible group of veteren performers to bring May Sumbwanyambe’s characters to life in this vivid family drama.

The Expand the Canon Staged Reading Series is a cycle of six exciting plays that bring forward the stories of Woman and People of Color in the classic canon.  The 2021-22 Cycle is curated by PICT Associate Producer Sharon McCune.

*Performers appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of Actors and STage Managers in the United States.