The UI Department of Theatre Arts and the International Writing program will present, Global Express, a marathon of fast-paced, entertaining staged readings of literary works by seven IWP Fall Residents, brought to life by UI Theatre Arts students.
Showcasing writers from 7 countries, the works to be staged include:
1. A Sheep Called Marlon - by Ali Al Saeed (Bahrain)
2. Local Knowledge and Cyrano de Bergerac - by Martin Dyar (Ireland)
3. Rona and Rabbit on the Moon - by Whiti Hereaka (New Zealand)
4. Lemon Yogurt - by Teemu Manninen (Finland)
5. All of Us Your Voices - by Lili Mendoza (Panama)
6. The Newspaper - by Asma Nadia (Indonesia)
7. When I say YOU - by Sridala Swami (India)
All writer bios are available on the IWP website.
Several of the IWP writers will also join the actors on stage. Martin Dyar (Ireland), Lili Mendoza (Panama), and Asma Nadia (Indonesia) will appear in their own works and writer Corinne N'Guessan (Cote D'lvoire) will appear in Ali Al Saeed's A Sheep Called Marlon.
Global Express, now in its 13th year, offers an exceptional peek into literary works by contemporary writers from around the world, and gives international writers the unique opportunity to see their work performed by students from the UI Department of Theatre Arts and local community members before an American audience. All writers will be present at the performance on Sunday, October 13th.
This production was organized by director/performer Saffron Henke with dramaturgy by Maggie Conroy, in collaboration with the International Writing Program.
This event is free and open to the public.