VoxFest 2020: good god

good god
written by Nkenna Akunna '16
directed by Ngozi Anyanwu
Wednesday, July 22 at 5 pm

A VoxFest 2020 Festival performance
performing via Zoom webinarevent password: VoxFest

Three young women from across the African diaspora meet at a New England liberal arts college, forming a bond that will grow strong enough to conjure a deity and unearth centuries of institutional secrets. 'good god' is their coming of age story.

Featuring
Jelinda Metelus '22
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Mykel Nairne '16
Gita Reddy
Hope Olaidé Wilson
Rodney Witherspoon
Kara Young

About The Performance Format

  • This performance will be hosted via Zoom webinar. The zoom link is available here or via the "watch here" icon above. The password is "Voxfest".
  • Unlike a regular Zoom meeting, webinar viewers have neither video nor audio feed, so there will be no need to mute yourself or to disable your video. 
  • The creative team will be taking questions from the audience following the performance. Attendees can use the "Q&A" feature (located in the bottom toolbar of your Zoom webinar screen) to convey any questions that you may have for the artists.
  • Email Theater Dept Administrator Milena Zuccotti with questions or issues concerning viewing this performance 
     

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

Nkenna Akunna is a British Nigerian writer and performer from London. Her work has been staged in both the US and the UK, including at the Southwark Playhouse and VAULT Festival in London, and at New York's WOW Cafe Theatre. She is a winner of the VAULT Festival New Writers Award, a finalist for SPACE on Ryder Farm's Greenhouse Residency, a finalist for the BBC's Felix Dexter bursary, and a member of 2017-2018 Soho Writers' Lab and Alumni Group. She also works as a culture writer and script editor. Akunna graduated with a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College in 2016, and began pursuing playwriting upon moving back to London in 2017. She is currently an MFA candidate in Playwriting at Brown University.
 

Ngozi Anyanwu Education: University of California, San Diego (MFA in Acting), Point Park University (BA). Acting: The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The City Theatre, Barrington Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and The Mark Taper Forum. Television credits include LimitlessDeadbeat, The Affair, Law & Order: SVU, The Mysteries of Laura, and The DeuceGood Grief, Victory Is Ours, The Homecoming Queen, and Nike or We Don't Need Another Hero. Film credits include Split and Women Who Kill. Good Grief (kilroys list 2016, semi finalist Princess Grace, Humanitas Award) was produced at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles in Spring 2017 which Anyanwu also starred in. NIKE (kilroys list 2017) was recently workshopped at The New Black Fest in conjunction with The Lark and The Strand Festival in conjunction with A.C.T and Space on Ryder Farm. The Homecoming Queen (kilroys list 2017, Leah Ryan Finalist) recently had its  world premiere at The Atlantic Theater which also had a sold out run. Anyanwu has also received residencies from LCT3, Space on Ryder Farm, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, The New Harmony Project, New York Stage and Film and Page 73. She is also commissioned with NYU, The Old Globe and The Atlantic Theatre.