1983 will be presented as part of the Chain Theater Play Festival this summer


This summer, the Chain Theater Play Festival returns with new work 1983 presented as part of the selected voices that make up this summer’s New York Playwrights Festival.

PROGRAM #8: JULY 10, JULY 14, JULY 21 and JULY 22 will be available in-person with a special live-streamed performance on JULY 21 and will be immediately followed by a discussion with playwright and director Taiwo Aloba. Don’t miss this exciting festival of live performances created by top independent artists at one of New York’s premier Off-Broadway venues.

In January 1983, as Nigeria faced an economic crisis, the president and his advisers met to discuss possible solutions.

Taiwo Aloba (playwright and director) is a New York-based writer and director from Nigeria. She was educated at Lagos State University in Lagos, New York Film Academy in New York and Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Masks and proof of vaccination for all audiences are mandatory. Performers, production crew members and channel staff are all vaccinated. For Chain Theater COVID protocols, visit here: https://www.chaintheatre.org/covid-19-guidelines. Can’t make it to the theatre? Live streaming options are also available!

La Chaîne always seeks to reflect and react to the world around us. Culturally. Politically. Socially. The public can get involved in the work of the channel, because the work concerns them, whatever it is. It is a place where artists and audiences can broaden their perspectives. Chain produced the world premiere of Garbageman by Emmy Keith Huff (A Steady Rain, Mad Men, House of Cards) and also collaborated with the Tony Award winner David Rabe (Sticks and Bones, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel). Past award-winning productions include ​Hurlyburly​ by David Rabe​Flight over the Cuckoo’s Nest​by Dale Wassermanand ​Talk Radio​ by Eric Bogosian. Chain Theater is located at 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018. To learn more about the Chain Theater, visit ​www.chaintheatre.org @chaintheatrenyc

1983, written and directed by Taiwo Aloba, will perform at CHAIN ​​THEATER (107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002) as part of the 2022 Chain Theater Play Festival on Sunday, July 10, Wednesday, July 14, July 21, and Friday, July 22 July.

The 1983 cast includes Fedly Daniel, Keidy Barrientos and Nnaemeka Okeke. Playwright Taiwo Aloba presents a gripping play about the historic culture of intolerance and prejudice in Africa. It explores the fine line between anxiety and “mixophobia”; fear of the unmanageable volume of the unknown, indomitable, off-putting and uncontrollable.


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