DOGS OF RWANDA

"Highly recommended... a powerful world premiere"- Chicago Reader

"Highly Recommended... Dogs of Rwanda is the REAL DEAL"- Phindie

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1994. At 16 years of age David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he follows the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan boy they’ve stumbled upon he enters a world from...
"Highly recommended... a powerful world premiere"- Chicago Reader

"Highly Recommended... Dogs of Rwanda is the REAL DEAL"- Phindie

"


1994. At 16 years of age David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he follows the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan boy they’ve stumbled upon he enters a world from which he will never fully be able to escape. On the 20th anniversary of the genocide he witnessed firsthand a book David wrote regarding his experiences that Spring arrives with a note from the Rwandan boy he once tried to save. “You didn’t tell them everything,” it says. “You didn’t tell them everything.” A dinner party story for the ages.
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DOGS OF RWANDA

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  • Cheryl Bear:
    23 Jan. 2021
    A powerful story of a horror one could never forget. Visceral and well done.
  • National New Play Network:
    17 Nov. 2016
    Dogs of Rwanda by Sean Christopher Lewis is currently receiving a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The partnering NNPN Member Theaters are 16th Street Theater (Berwyn, IL), Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN), Interact Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA), and Out of Hand Theater (Atlanta, GA).

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Redfern Performing Arts Center
    ,
    2015
  • Workshop
    ,
    Legion Arts (National Performance Network)
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    Available Light Theatre
    ,
    2014
  • Workshop
    ,
    Ojai Playwrights Conference
    ,
    2013

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Urban Stages (Off Broadway Premiere)
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Tucson Labyrinth Project
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    Interact Theatre, Philadelphia PA
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Out of Hand Theatre, Atlanta GA
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis IN
    ,
    2016
  • Professional
    ,
    16th Street Theatre, Chicago IL
    ,
    2016

Awards

Judges' Choice
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Best Drama
,
Arizona Daily Star
,
2018
Judges' Choice
,
Ten Best Plays of the Year
,
Philadelphia Inquirer
,
2017