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The Africa Trilogy – Shine Your Eye ()

Produced by

Volcano Theatre

Presented by

The Luminato Festival and Harbourfront Centre

Playwright: Binyavanga Wainaina
Director: Ross Manson

Presented as part of the Africa Trilogy with Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God and GLO


The Fleck Dance Theatre


June 15th, 2010 – June 20th, 2010


Lucky Onyekachi Ejim Tambari
Karen Robinson Doreen
Dienye Waboso Gbene Beka
Muoi Nene Naijaboy
Milton Barnes Office Worker / Chorus
Araya Mengesha Office Worker / Chorus
Awaovieyi Agie Beka's Father's Voice

Creative Team

Binyavanga Wainaina Playwright
Ross Manson Director
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu Assistant Director
Wangechi Mutu Avatar / Cyborg Design
Marcus Moore Animations
Teddy Masuku Movement
Heidi Strauss Movement
Claudia Moore Workshop Movement
Reza Jacobs Assistant Sound Designer
Reza Jacobs Composer
Bonnie Beecher Lighting Designer
Teresa Przybylski Set Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Composer
Milan Shahani Costume Designer
Momme Hinrichs Video
Torge Møller Video
Jennifer Jimenez Assistant Lighting Designer
Snezana Pesic Assistant Set Designer
Deanna Downes Assistant Director for The Africa Trilogy


Donayle L. Hammond ASL Performance Interpreter Director
Paula Gooden Performance Interpreter
Chris Desloges Performance Interpreter
Silvie Varone Head of Properties
Samiya Hashi Costume Assistant
David Hoekstra Props Buyer
Jan Borkowski Paper Props Graphic Designer
Anurita Bains Project Advisor, Development Phase
Arwen MacDonell Production Stage Manager
Nan Shepherd Rehearsal Stage Manager
Giselle Clarke-Trenaman Assistant Stage Manager
Jessica Severin Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Beauchamp Apprentice Stage Manager
AJ Laflamme Apprentice Stage Manager
Nathaniel Kennedy Production Manager
Andrea Lundy Production Manager
Cameron Davis Video Projection Coordinator
Rick Banville Development Process PM
Stéphane Monnet The Africa Trilogy Illustration
Joanna Bennett ASL Interpreting Project Advisor
Jamila Ross ASL Project Community Consultant
Anita Harding ASL Project Community Consultant
Michael Wheeler Social Media Co-ordinator
Meredith Potter Producer
Roxanne Duncan Associate Producer
Chrissi Forte Volunteer Assistant Producer