Sojourners

::duty and desire::
Abasiama came to America with high hopes - for her arranged marriage and her future - intent on earning a degree and returning to Nigeria. But when her husband is seduced by America, she must choose between the Nigerian or American Dream.
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Sojourners

Recommended by

  • NIKKITA .:
    13 May. 2018
    The language is poetic, the Ibibio is melodious, the characters are complicated and engrossing and the story tugs at heart strings. A good read deserving of its accolades!
  • Gina Femia:
    19 Mar. 2018
    A gorgeous play full of unexpected humor and a lot of humanity.
  • Jamil Jude:
    26 Nov. 2014
    Dynamic play. Beautiful storytelling. Mfoniso has a keen since of dialogue, both in English and in Ibibio. Great lyrical quality to the work.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Lower Depth Reading Series
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
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    The Hansberry Project
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
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    Arena Players/Parity Fest
    ,
    2015
  • Reading
    ,
    Magic Theatre/ Virgin Play Series
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    NNPN National Showcase of New Plays
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
    ,
    Playwrights Realm
    ,
    2013
  • Workshop
    ,
    Sundance Theatre Lab
    ,
    2013
  • Workshop
    ,
    The New Black Fest
    ,
    2012
  • Reading
    ,
    Soul Productions
    ,
    2011
  • Reading
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    Soul Productions/Hudson Guild Community Center
    ,
    2011

Production History

Awards

The List
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The Kilroys
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2015
Edgerton New Play Award
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Edgerton Foundation: TCG
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2015
Semi-Finalist
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nuVOICES Festival
,
2014
Semi-Finalist
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Princess Grace Award
,
2014
Semi-Finalist
,
A Room of Her Own
,
Shakespeare's Sister
,
2014
Honorable Mention
,
The List
,
The Kilroys
,
2014
Finalist
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Source Festival
,
2014