International Play Reading Festival: Appointment with gOD
International Play Reading Festival: Appointment with gOD
A group of nervous visa applicants in an unnamed country sit in a waiting room, trading stories and tips on how to best present themselves before US consuls — the “gODs.”
School of the Arts online
October 06, 2021 | 6:30 pm
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Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 pm ET
Podcast Release and Listening Party

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Written by Asiimwe Deborah Kawe (Uganda)
Directed by Nana Dakin ’18
Sound Design by Caroline Eng

Asiimwe Deborah Kawe was born in Kiruhura, in Southwestern Uganda. She is an award-winning playwright, producer, and performer. She is currently the Producing Artistic Director of Tebere Arts Foundation and co-Artistic Director of the Kampala International Theatre Festival. Kawe has worked with the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. There, dividing her time between New York City and East Africa, she led the East Africa initiative, a program that covered the countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda for six years. Kawe received a Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama, and a BA in Theatre and Performing Arts from Makerere University in Kampala-Uganda, and an MFA in Writing for Performance from the California Institute of the Arts. Ms. Kawe’s recent plays include Red HillsForgotten WorldCooking OilAppointment with gODUn-entitledDo they Know it’s Khristmas?, to mention but a few. Her radio play, Will Smith Look Alike, won an award with the BBC World Service African Performance playwriting competition. Asiimwe has been a writing fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, and a guest artist at Pomona College and New York University in Abu Dhabi. For more about Asiimwe’s work, visit the following websites: 

Nana Dakin is a Thai American director of new work, classics and devised performance based in New York City. Her work pursues social equity by examining the way culture is constructed and unsettling dormant biases. Upcoming: Mammelephant (Theater Row). Recent: Sorry/Not Sorry (Ars Nova ANT Fest), Sunwatcher (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Global Forms Festival, Ancram Opera House Play Lab, The Civilians FINDINGS Series), White Pearl (Royal Court Theatre), Love Letter to a Seed (Clubbed Thumb Winterworks), an all-female and non-binary production of Shakespeare’s Richard III (Lenfest Center for the Arts, NYC) and Damage Joy (Bangkok International Performing Arts Meeting). She has developed new work at Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYTW, The Tank, Joust Theatre Company, Weston Playhouse, and Columbia University’s International Play Reading Festival. Nana was a 2020/21 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow, in the 2020/21 Civilians R&D Group, and a 2050 NYTW Directing Fellow in 2018/19. MFA Theatre Directing: Columbia University.

Image: Asiimwe Deborah Kawe / photo by Zahara Abdul; Nana Dakin / photo courtesy of Columbia School of the Arts