Township Safari & Still

August Wilson Center   August Wilson Center   412-338-8742
May 18, 2013

Township Safari & Still
August Wilson Center

Josh Wilder and South African director Shariffa Ali bring two original solo performances to the August Wilson Center stage with the American and World Premiere of Township Safari and Still. Both performances are a collaboration of African and African American themes that are present throughout the African Diaspora. Township Safari, A tragicomedy that follows the story of a young township boy who signs up to be a part of an international cultural awareness program called Township Safari. In order to provide for his sick mother and attempt to make a quick escape from poverty, he opens up his home and his life for the world to explore not long before he finds himself trapped in a viscious cycle of exploitation. Township Safari explores and questions the sociopolitical aspects and responsibilities of Township Tourism in South Africa. STILL, another black man is about to be born. In the safe warm crevice that is his womb, he is able to move freely, as he corresponds with his creator. The world which he once knew dries up before him as he is thrust out into the throngs of a different, colder world. Here, he will learn to fight against the raging winds of prejudice and misfortune before he ultimately learns that in order to find peace, he must be still. Using the body as the primary medium of storytelling, as well as personal narrative of director and performer, this performance examines issues of perception identity in contemporary society.

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August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave | Pittsburgh, PA | 15222 | Directions

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