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By Farah Lawal Harris 

Directed by Yunina Barbour-Payne

Presented as an interactive radio play.

When Kemi, a 12-year-old first-generation Nigerian girl, moves from Washington, D.C. to Montgomery County, Maryland, her efforts to fit in at her new school are halted by her father's taxicab and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the presentation of "Kimmy," a radio play with visual elements, interactive programming for young audiences will accompany this piece. Details on specific participatory events will be announced soon. 

Suitable for the whole family but recommended for audiences 10+.


About the Director 

Yunina Barbour-Payne is a Ph.D. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in performance as public practice at The University of Texas at Austin. She identifies as a scholar with over 10 years of experience as a K-12 arts educator. She is the founder of the Affrilachian Memory Plays, where her multidisciplinary work endeavors to amplify stories and subvert stereotypes of the Appalachian region with a focus on Black identity. Her work has been listed as "one of the most important historical messages" at the Boulder Fringe Festival. She was a winner of the Fade to Black play festival and most recently served as dramaturg for the Texas Theatre and Dance production of burst! by Gesel Mason. She has worked at The Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas as a teaching artist, actor, playwright and director for theatre for youth where she has also directed, devised and written original plays with youth with a focus on social justice engagement.


December 3 at 7:00 p.m. 
December 4 at 2:00 p.m. 
December 4 at 7:00 p.m. 


Tickets for performances of "Kimmy" are free of charge, however we welcome your support for this and future programming for young audiences. Those who wish to donate in support of this project may do so HERE

View the program as an accessible PDF here. (Download via external link)  


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