VoxFest 2020: Good God
VoxFest 2020

Good God

written by Nkenna Akunna '16
July 22, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

A coming-of-age story about the bonds developed between three women from the African diaspora who meet at a New England college.

20/21 Theater Department

written by Nkenna Akunna '16
directed by Ngozi Anyanwu

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

Performing via Zoom webinar. Click the button below for more information and to access the Zoom link.

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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 US, 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 Limitless, Deadbeat, The Affair, Law & Order: SVU, The Mysteries of Laura, and The Deuce. Good 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.

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