TOSHANISHA- The New Normals

os satyros · Ages 0+ · Kenya

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SHARI BARRETT broadway world and the culver city news certified reviewer August 20, 2021
tagged as: freedom · friends · family · isolation · pandemic · Covid · brazil · Kenya · ensemble
The style of this live performance from Kenya, half a world away and the largest economy in East Africa prior to the pandemic, reminded me of "The Art of Facing Fear" in that listening to the actors talk about how their lives have changed during the pandemic, especially how it closed down theatre, which certainly made me feel at one with with them. I too have experienced longing to be with my friends, having fun, being able to get together without wearing masks, and not worrying that no matter how safe I am trying to be that fear will keep me isolated from in person human interaction. ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer September 02, 2021
tagged as: SILVER MEDAL
The work is a patchwork of diverse pieces, conceived and performed live by seven Kenyans, a Congolese national living in the East African nation, and a Brazilian streaming from Sao Paulo. The work weaves between satirical sketches poking at the failure of the African states to form a unified front against the pandemic early on to the difficulty of different generations forced by economic necessities to cohabitate. A SILVER MEDAL READ THE FULL REVIEW AT: full review