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: 6W, 3M 


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

Finalist - Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2020

Development History:

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