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Ifeoma Fafunwa (Nigeria)


Martinson Hall

Thursday, January 3 - Monday, January 7

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes 

Members and Partners: $25
Full: $30 + fees

Please note that this production contains graphic descriptions of sexual abuse and violence. There is no intermission. 

There will be no late seating.

Photo by: Gretjen Helene Photography

HEAR WORD! NAIJA WOMAN TALK TRUE is inspired by multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation. Staged by director and writer Ifeoma Fafunwa, the show grapples with the issues affecting the lives of women across Nigeria, and the factors that limit their potential for independence, leadership, and meaningful contribution in society. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions.

Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses (Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Elvina Ibru, Omonor, Ufuoma McDermott, Zara Udofia-Ejoh, Rita Edward,  Debbie Ohiri,  Odenike and Oluchi Odii) as well as percussionists Emeka Anokwuru and Blessing Idireri.

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Presented by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and iOpenEye in association with the American Repertory Theater.

Support for UNDER THE RADAR provided by Select Equity Foundation, Virginia & Timothy Millhiser, and The W Trust.Season support provided by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.

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Directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa

Costume Designer: Ituen Basi 

Lighting Designer: Aja M. Jackson 

Projection Designer: Johnathan Carr 

Tour Representation: ArKtype Thomas O. Kriegsmann  


Featured Artwrok Includes: 

African Fabrics by Ninara

A tree in Lagos by Nick M.

Houses in Lagos by Stefan Magdalinski

Treeline in Enugu, Nigeria by canonim