Black Friday's not a thing here
I've met some amazing artists at KITF, from places like Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria, as well as Europe and the USA. I've been truly inspired by the African playwrights and actors and their commitment to using theatre as a way to effect positive change. In the States we give a lot of lip service to art as activism, but here they don't have to - because why else does art exist?
I've seen some very powerful, thought provoking pieces here today, and it's making me anxious to see how the audience here will react to our performance of Mourning Sun. Also looking forward to the conversations that will follow, and the opportunity for some unfiltered dialog with folks who have a cultural perspective vastly different from my own. Our first show is a little less than 24 hours away, and I can't wait!