All Our Yesterdays

When eighteen-year-old Ladi and her younger sister, Hasana, are kidnapped from their school by Boko Haram, they must work together to survive. While Hasana’s Asperger’s colours her understanding differently from her sister’s, Ladi must face her own demons including the burden of responsibility and the folly of her selfishness.
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All Our Yesterdays

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  • David Hansen:
    6 Apr. 2021
    Written in the aftermath of the kidnapping of over 275 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria, Hung creates a scenario of the missing, coping with abduction and rape. Moving from the present (six months after the kidnapping, in late 2014) to moments in the recent past, two sisters engage in rivalry based on the one’s attendance at a school, the other left at home. They are each sharp, desirous individuals, wanting advancement, education, a bigger future. It is tragic and aching to see and understand how great each could be, were it not for the violent evil of men. Highly recommended.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    18 Aug. 2020
    An important and powerful play that sheds light on the epidemic of kidnapping, abuse and forced marriage on victims who were seeking a better life. Excellent work that needs to be seen everywhere.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    12 Apr. 2018
    This is a really good play about a moment in history that was once all over social media but by so many has been forgotten. By using flashbacks, Hung shows that all these girls wanted was the ability to learn and never imagined it would lead to their kidnapping. A play that requires very little in terms of set but in the hands of 2 talented actors could be extremely transporting.

Production History

  • Professional
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    Next Stage Theatre Festival
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    2016
  • Fringe
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    Toronto Fringe Festival
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    2015

Awards

Winner
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Best New Work (MyTheatre Award)
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MyEntertainmentWorld
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2016
Judges' Choice
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Patron's Pick
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Toronto Fringe Festival
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2015