Sohaya Visions and Mukul and Ghetto Tigers present AGATHE
A multi-award-winning play by Angela J. Davis
Directed by Mukul Ahmed
Focusing on an extraordinary woman who was head of state for less than a day, the play marks the 30th year since the 1994 genocide against Tutsi people in Rwanda.
A plane crash takes the life of an African president and ignites a killing spree that the world will later recognize as the 1994 genocide against Tutsi people in Rwanda.
The person who was next in line for the country’s presidency — and who was, in fact, the country’s head of state for less than a day — was Agathe Uwilingiyimana, a university professor and an advocate for women and girls’ education.
A beacon for our times, Agathe’s silenced story and brave spirit is captured in this riveting play.
AGATHE was a top-four finalist for the prestigious Jane Chambers Award and received several other honors including the Henley Rose Award, Landing Theatre New American Voices Award, and the SETC Getchell Award. It also received Audience Selection and a Special Commendation for a RAFTA Award.
There will be a short interval.