AGATHE A multi-award-winning play by Angela J. Davis Directed by Mukul Ahmed.
Produced by Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers
In the spring of 1994, a plane crash takes the life of an African president and ignites a killing spree that the world will later recognize as the Rwandan genocide.
The person who was next in line for the country’s presidency — and who was, in fact, the country’s head of state for less than a day — was Agathe Uwilingiyimana, a university professor and an advocate for women and girls’ education. A beacon for our times, her silenced story and brave spirit is captured in this riveting play.
AGATHE was a top-four finalist for the prestigious Jane Chambers Award and received several other honors including the Henley Rose Award, Landing Theatre New American Voices Award, and the SETC Getchell Award.
Natasha Bain - Agathe
Alexandra Ricou - Carrie
Jordon James Kemp - Addie
David Rawlins - Mbaye
Matthew Faucher - Lucas and announcer
Raminder Kaur & Mukul Ahmed – Producers
Erica Greenshields - Designer
Tracey Hammill - Lighting Designer
Marco Gra – Graphic Designer
Tarun Jasani - Sound, Video and Stills
Colbert Newsome – Stage Manager
Suzanne Kendall, Actors in Business - Casting
Aakash Wankhede - Publicity
Poppy Bennet - Production Assistant
"The play does an outstanding job of shining a light on the often-overlooked heroes of history."
"The story is perfect. I can visualise it already...I felt like I was transported to another place."
"The set design and lighting were excellent, creating a captivating atmosphere that drew me in from the very beginning."
About the Author
Angela J. Davis is the author of The Spanish Prayer Book (The Road Theatre Company 2019-20 season; L.A. Times Best Bet (“a literate meditation on the boundaries of art and social responsibility”), AGATHE (2022 Henley Rose Award - First Place Winner, 2020 New American Voices Award - The Landing Theatre, 2021 SETC Getchell Award for Outstanding Full-Length Play, 2021 Jane Chambers Award Top-4 Finalist and Honoree), Clara and Serra and The Talking Bear (commissioned in 2020 by Antaeus Theatre Company), and Griswold (2022 recipient of the A is For Playwriting Prize and 2022 official selection for FutureFest, the National Women’s Playwrights Festival, and the American Dreaming New Works Festival), among other plays.
The Recipient of multiple playwriting honors, she’s also authored poetry and prose pieces appearing in The Antioch Review, Art/Life, and a University of Iowa Press anthology and was one of sixteen writers selected as Literary Hosts for the 2018 PEN America LitFest. Degrees from Stanford and UCLA; member of Dramatists Guild, PEN America, and the Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.