1 hr 10 min

The Dark Columbia University School of the Arts International Play Reading Festival

    • Performing Arts

In the heat of a November night in 1978, after eight years of civil war, four-year-old Nick and his mother flee their homeland of Uganda. What unfolds is a story of those who find themselves exiled, told through a series of voices echoing from varying states of darkness.
 
THE DARK
Written by Nick Makoha (United Kingdom)
Directed by NJ Agwuna


CAST
Petrina Ampeire, Joyce (rebel radio) and Ouma (boy soldier)
Robert K Benson, Mr. Fairfax and Customs Officer
Shadrack Boakye, Soldier, Shopkeeper, and Baba Nick
Shiro Kihagi, Mama Nick
Cici Koueth, Mirembe
Julia Kwamya, Fatima and Camera Woman
Irungu Mutu, Narrator Nick and Young Nick
Chris Okawa, Ocheng, Opio, and Kigo
James Okungu, Old Man, Radio Uganda, Sergeant 853, and Kimathi


PRODUCTION
Andrew Agress, Literary Manager
Gavin Browning, Director of Public Programs & Engagement
Natalie Layne Baker, Sound Editor 
Jessi Cotter, Production Manager
Caroline Eng, Sound Designer
Jordan Fleming, Student Producer
Irungu Mutu, Dialect Coach
Jim Petty with Five Ohm Productions, Audio Engineer
Zoe E. Rotter, Casting Director
Kanika Vaish, Literary Manager
Daniel Vaughn, Stage Manager


FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDERS
Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts
David Henry Hwang, MFA Theatre Program, Columbia University School of the Arts


Special thanks to the following, who created some of the sounds you heard in today’s episode and made them available through freesound.org: vedas, malupeeters, Vortichez, Veridiansunrise, mariadrrs, dj997, jobro, mansardian, daveincamas, bone666138, calpomatt, washout, suoitnop, lgarrett, Jay_You, bigmanjoe, kevp888, Erdie, newagesoup, cgrote, CastIronCarousel, stomachache, Almusic34, Thalamus_Lab, digifishmusic, straget


© 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

In the heat of a November night in 1978, after eight years of civil war, four-year-old Nick and his mother flee their homeland of Uganda. What unfolds is a story of those who find themselves exiled, told through a series of voices echoing from varying states of darkness.
 
THE DARK
Written by Nick Makoha (United Kingdom)
Directed by NJ Agwuna


CAST
Petrina Ampeire, Joyce (rebel radio) and Ouma (boy soldier)
Robert K Benson, Mr. Fairfax and Customs Officer
Shadrack Boakye, Soldier, Shopkeeper, and Baba Nick
Shiro Kihagi, Mama Nick
Cici Koueth, Mirembe
Julia Kwamya, Fatima and Camera Woman
Irungu Mutu, Narrator Nick and Young Nick
Chris Okawa, Ocheng, Opio, and Kigo
James Okungu, Old Man, Radio Uganda, Sergeant 853, and Kimathi


PRODUCTION
Andrew Agress, Literary Manager
Gavin Browning, Director of Public Programs & Engagement
Natalie Layne Baker, Sound Editor 
Jessi Cotter, Production Manager
Caroline Eng, Sound Designer
Jordan Fleming, Student Producer
Irungu Mutu, Dialect Coach
Jim Petty with Five Ohm Productions, Audio Engineer
Zoe E. Rotter, Casting Director
Kanika Vaish, Literary Manager
Daniel Vaughn, Stage Manager


FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDERS
Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts
David Henry Hwang, MFA Theatre Program, Columbia University School of the Arts


Special thanks to the following, who created some of the sounds you heard in today’s episode and made them available through freesound.org: vedas, malupeeters, Vortichez, Veridiansunrise, mariadrrs, dj997, jobro, mansardian, daveincamas, bone666138, calpomatt, washout, suoitnop, lgarrett, Jay_You, bigmanjoe, kevp888, Erdie, newagesoup, cgrote, CastIronCarousel, stomachache, Almusic34, Thalamus_Lab, digifishmusic, straget


© 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

1 hr 10 min