In the village of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, no one questions that Akim is the one true, perfect beauty — not even her jealous classmates. But they’ll be damned before they let her be the leading lady in this story. A decidedly contemporary riff on a West African fable, Tori Sampson’s explosive epic is brimming with live music and dance, as these frenemies jockey for their rank in a culture built on ideals forever out of reach.
Playwrights Horizons- February 15-March 31 2019
Great Plains Theater Conference, Yale School of Drama
• Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Finalist
• Kilroys List 2017
• Kennedy Center's Paula Vogel playwright prize