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The Africa Trilogy – Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God ()

Produced by

Volcano Theatre

Presented by

The Luminato Festival and Harbourfront Centre

Playwright: Roland Schimmelpfennig
Director: Liesl Tommy

Presented as part of the Africa Trilogy with Shine Your Eye and Glo


The Fleck Dance Theatre


June 15th, 2010 – June 20th, 2010


We move then to an unnamed Western city, with an all-white group of medical professionals talking about Africa at a dinner party. Two went to work in a crisis zone in an unnamed African country for six years. Two stayed at home in their unnamed Western city, made a lot of money, and had a child. Each couple envies the other. Their reunion is a disaster. In this play, the obsession is with the past – the decisions made, the mistakes that followed. It is harrowing, and bitterly funny – a sort of post-colonial Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. (


Maev Beaty Carol
Trey Lyford Martin
Tony Nappo Frank
Jane Spidell Liz

Creative Team

Roland Schimmelpfennig Playwright
Liesl Tommy Director
Weyni Mengesha Dramaturge
Michael Wheeler Assistant Director
Heidi Strauss Movement
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 Decorator
Deanna Downes Assistant Director for The Africa Trilogy


Joanna Bennett ASL Performance Interpreter / Interpreter Director
Silvie Varone Head of Properties
Samiya Hashi Costume Assistant
Leana Mukhina 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