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The Africa Trilogy – GLO ()

Produced by

Volcano Theatre

Presented by

The Luminato Festival and Harbourfront Centre

Playwright: Christina Anderson
Director: Josette Bushell-Mingo

Presented as part of the Africa Trilogy with Peggy Picket Sees the Face of God and Shine Your Eye


The Fleck Dance Theatre


June 15th, 2010 – June 20th, 2010


GLO pushes the boundaries of location and time to tell the story of Lydia Wahu Kanja and her younger brother Benjamin. She leaves Kibera, Kenya to promote her recently published memoir in the United States while Benjamin stays behind. Confronted by characters who tug at the fabric of race, gender, and global relations, brother and sister attempt to navigate the (un)familiar  landscape that unfolds before them. (


Dorothy A. Atabong Lydia
Milton Barnes Dutch
Maev Beaty Miriam
Trey Lyford Sullivan
Araya Mengesha Benjamin
Muoi Nene Hyde

Creative Team

Christina Anderson Playwright
Josette Bushell-Mingo Director
Weyni Mengesha Dramaturge
Deanna Downes Co-Director
Josette Bushell-Mingo Choreographer
Heidi Strauss Choreographic Consultant
Simon Fon Fight Choreographer
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
Anurita Bains Project Advisor, Development Phase


Muoi Nene Sheng Language Consultant
Tala Jalili ASL Performance Interpreter Director
Jodi Taylor Performance Interpreter
Jean Luc Pharand Performance Interpreter
Silvie Varone Head of Properties
Samiya Hashi Costume Assistant
Leana Mukhina Costume Assistant
David Hoekstra Props Buyer
Jan Borkowski Paper Props Graphic Designer
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 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