Appointment with gOD

Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 pm ET
Podcast Release and Listening Party


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Written by Asiimwe Deborah Kawe (Uganda)

Directed by Nana Dakin '18

Sound Design by Caroline Eng


A group of nervous visa applicants in an unnamed country sit in a waiting room, trading stories and tips on how to best present themselves before US consuls — the “gODs.” Their reasons for coming to the US vary, but will the gODs consider them?



Anita Abdinezhad (student) as gOD 1 and Voice One
Petrina Ampeire as Kakye
Anita Ganesan as gOD 2 and Voice Two
Kambi Gathesha as Announcer and Man 1
Shiro Kihagi as Achen and Voice 5
Janet Kilonzo as Fatima and Voice 3
James Okungu as Man 2 and Voice 4
with Andrew Agress (student) reading Stage Directions

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Asiimwe Deborah Kawe was born in Kiruhura, in Southwestern Uganda. She is an award-winning playwright, producer, and performer. She is currently the Producing Artistic Director of Tebere Arts Foundation and co-Artistic Director of the Kampala International Theatre Festival. Kawe has worked with the Sundance Institute Theatre Program. There, dividing her time between New York City and East Africa, she led the East Africa initiative, a program that covered the countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda for six years. Kawe received a Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama, and a BA in Theatre and Performing Arts from Makerere University in Kampala-Uganda, and an MFA in Writing for Performance from the California Institute of the Arts. Ms. Kawe’s recent plays include Red Hills, Forgotten World, Cooking Oil, Appointment with gOD, Un-entitled, Do they Know it’s Khristmas?, to mention but a few. Her radio play, Will Smith Look Alike, won an award with the BBC World Service African Performance playwriting competition. Asiimwe has been a writing fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, and a guest artist at Pomona College and New York University in Abu Dhabi. For more about Asiimwe’s work, visit the following websites: 


Saturday, October 23, 12:00 pm ET

Asiimwe Deborah Kawe (Uganda), Dima Mikhayel Matta (Lebanon), and Nick Makoha (United Kingdom). Moderated by David Henry Hwang, Theatre.