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World Premiere Play
THE HOMECOMING QUEEN
Written by NGOZI ANYANWU
Directed by AWOYE TIMPO
Atlantic Stage 2, 330 W 16th St
A bestselling novelist returns to Nigeria to care for her ailing father, but before she can bury him, she must relearn the traditions she’s long forgotten. Having been absent for over a decade, she must collide with her culture, traumatic past, painful regrets, and the deep, deep love she thought she could never have. Atlantic is thrilled to welcome Ngozi Anyanwu (Good Grief) for her Off-Broadway debut!
“Anyanwu offers distinctive but universal characters and a bleak yet comforting outlook on the human condition that hint at a long future!” – The Hollywood Reporter
Ngozi Anyanwu (Playwright) is an overall Renaissance Woman. Education: University of California San Diego’s (MFA acting) Point Park University (BA). Acting: The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Barrington Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Mark Taper Forum. Television credits include “Limitless,” “Deadbeat,” “The Affair,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Mysteries of Laura” and “The Deuce.” Producer: 1st Generation Nigerian Project, Co-Producer and Director of New Play Development of Now Africa’s Playwrights Festival. Director: She Gon Learn, by Lisa Strum for the Emerging Arts Festival, United Solo Festival, National Black Theater; Black Love. Playwriting: Good Grief, Victory Is Ours, The Homecoming Queen, and Nike or We Don’t Need Another Hero. Good Grief was produced at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles in spring 2017 and was presented as part of the Rising Circle Collective’s 6th annual Ink Tank. The play also received a workshop production at INTAR Theatre. Most recently, Good Grief won the Inaugural CTG/Humanitas Award and was on the 2016 Kilroys list. Victory Is Ours was recently presented as part of the National Black Theatre’s Keep Soul Alive Monday Reading Series. An excerpt of The Homecoming Queen received a reading as part of her Page 73 summer residency at Yale, and was presented as part of The Fire This Time’s Inaugural Writers group. Nike or We Don’t Need Another Hero was presented as part of the Lark’s New Black Fest. Anyanwu has also received residencies from LCT3, Space on Ryder Farm, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
AWOYE TIMPO (Director) Credits include: Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morrisseau (Chester Theater), Sister Son/ji by Sonia Sanchez (Billie Holiday Theater), Carnaval by Nikkole Salter (National Black Theatre), Ndebele Funeral by Zoey Martinson (59E59; South African tour; Edinburgh Festival), The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Feast by various writers (Segal Center), Chasing the Bird with text by Craig muMs Grant, choreography by Jason Samuels Smith, co-directed with Dulé Hill (Joyce Theater), Araby by Chris Rael (La MaMa), In the Continuum by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter (Juilliard), Tears of Anatolia and The Wishing Tree by Mustafa Kaymak (Columbia), The Vanished by Olivier Coyette (Novisi, site-specific, also translation), and Rhinoceros (Novisi, also translation). Regional: Clybourne Park (Farmers Alley). Awoye recently produced CLASSIX at the Segal Center, a reading series exploring classic plays by Black playwrights. The inaugural season featured works by Alice Childress, Kathleen Collins, Bill Gunn and Ron Milner. Broadway: Associate Director, Jitney; Assistant Director, Shuffle Along. Other: ABC/Disney, Cherry Lane Mentor Project, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Ma-Yi, New Dramatists, NOW Africa, Page 73, PEN World Voices, Rising Circle, Royal Shakespeare Company, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, TerraNOVA, WNYC.
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