CULTURE SHOCK 

SYNOPSIS:  Two African students, Zahra from Tanzania and Hawi from Kenya, start school in an Ivy League institution. They are placed in Salama House, an all-black dorm and affinity space for black students.  Faced with cultural, academic and economic challenges, Zahra and Hawi try to make it through Freshman Year, while facing the reality of what it means to be black in America.

 

Cast Size: 9  

Awards and Honors:

Selection - GPTC New Play Festival, 2022

Semifinalist - Blue Ink Playwriting Award, 2022

Finalist - The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, 2021

Finalist - Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2020

Development History:

Alliance/Kendeda Week: Directed by January LaVoy,  Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 2022

New Works Initiative: Directed by Taylor Reynolds, Westport Country Playhouse, New York, NY, 2021