Dreaming Zenzile

Name: New York Theatre Workshop
Address: 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: May 17, 2022
Opening date: June 1, 2022
Closing date: June 26, 2022
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
At her final concert, South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba delivers the performance of her life, raising the conscience and the consciousness of a people. But the ancestors are calling—transporting her through the music and fractured memories of her past on a spiritual journey of reconciliation. Written and performed by international music sensation Somi Kakoma, this world premiere musical is an electrifying portrait of a revolutionary artist’s singular voice and vision.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
New York Theatre Workshop Producer
National Black Theatre Co-Producer
Somi Kakoma Playwright
Lileana Blain-Cruz Director
Abigail-Rose Jean Baptiste Associate Director
Marjani Forté-Saunders Choreographer
Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
Mimi Plange Costume Designer
Yi Zhao Lighting Designer
Justin Ellington Sound Designer
Hannah Wasileski Projections
Egypt Dixon Stage Manager
Hervé Samb Music Direction
Pathé Jassi Bass
Hervé Samb Guitar
Sheldon Thwaites Percussion
Toru Dodo Piano
Talvin Wilks Dramaturg
Stewart/Whitley Casting

Actor Role
Somi Kakoma Miriam Makeba
Aaron Marcellus Sangoma Chorus / Joseph / Stokely
Naledi Masilo Sangoma Chorus / Bongi
Phumzile Sojola Sangoma Chorus / Baba / Gooli
Phindi Wilson Sangoma Chorus / Mama
Darrell Purcell Jr. N/A UNDERSTUDY