Archives Undermain Presents: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Knows as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
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Streaming September 16 - October 4, 2020
From 2014…A troupe of young actors gears up to portray the extermination of the Herero tribe of Namibia. They’re passionate. Energetic. They’ve got piles of research. But what do they really know about being black Africans under German colonization? Is it possible to identify with the victims of history? What about the villains? There is danger in the game they’re playing, and fraught racial histories threaten to tear the troupe apart. As the actors dive further in, this inventive play becomes a hilarious and head-spinning nightmare of identity.