Nollywood Dreams

It's the nineties and in Lagos, Nigeria, the "Nollywood" film industry is exploding. Looking to make the first Nollywood film with Western crossover appeal, Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria's hottest director, has decided to host an open casting call for the female lead of his new romantic drama/thriller "The Comfort Zone." Casting for the film draws on more emotions than expected in this...
It's the nineties and in Lagos, Nigeria, the "Nollywood" film industry is exploding. Looking to make the first Nollywood film with Western crossover appeal, Gbenga Ezie, Nigeria's hottest director, has decided to host an open casting call for the female lead of his new romantic drama/thriller "The Comfort Zone." Casting for the film draws on more emotions than expected in this imagining of what the growing Nollywood film scene was like as it rose to become the phenomenon it is today.
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Nollywood Dreams

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  • Donnetta Lavinia Grays:
    21 Jul. 2016
    Got the chance to see this play read as part of the New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater Festival this summer ('16). Such a tremendously funny play. The characters are joyful and lovingly written. And the situation is completely relatable. Delightful as hell! It really fills a much needed comedic space in the African narrative in the American theater. Any theater company would benefit greatly by adding Nollywood Dreams to their season.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    New York Theatre Workshop
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    2016
  • Reading
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    Manhattan Theatre Company (MTC)
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Clubbed Thumb
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Festival
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Urban Stages
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    United Talent Agency/ Soho Rep
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    Lark Play Development
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    National Black Theatre
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Cherry Lane Theatre
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    2017