ETHIOPIANAMERICA

By Sam Kebede

Definition Theatre Company, at Victory Gardens Theatre
What are people saying?

I was knocked out, frankly, by how well Nayar caught how teenage boys do and do not show affection. Everything about this show feels lived. - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune 

There is something beautiful and terrible happening in Kebede’s script underneath Sophiyaa Nayar’s direction. - Jay Van Ort, New City Stage

The transition from witty to wounded is painful to watch—and necessarily so. Maiysha Kai, The Root

Production Team:

Assistant Director - Ebony Chuukwu
Scenic Designer - Eleanor Kahn
Costume Designer - Paul Kim 
Lighting Designer - Eric Watkins
Sound Designer - Joshua Willcox
Properties Designer - Therese Ritchie 
Technical Director - Caswell James
Co-Production Manager - Neel McNeill
Co-Production Manager - Alexandra Oparka
Lighting Supervisor - Slick Jorgensen
Head Electrician - Alon Stotter
Master Electrician - Louis Lothan
Dramaturg - Athanasia Giannetos
Dialect Coach - Sana Selemon
Fight Choreographer - Maya Prentiss 
Fight Consultant - Casey Hoekstra
Casting Director - AJ Links 
Graphic Design - Ari Craven
Stage Manager - Rebecca Ross
Assistant Stage Manager - Ariel Beller

Understudy - Brandon Wright

The Cast 
Johnathan Kifle - Simon Gebremedhin
Elizabeth Kifle - Gabrielle Lott-Rogers
Daniel Kifle - Freedom Martin
Girma - Joseph Primes

Understudy - Nicholia Aguirre
Understudy - Samuel Campbell III

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