The Perfect Immigrant - Play Reading

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The Perfect Immigrant

by Sam Yakura

Featuring: Jamil Joseph

Now directed by Rex Daugherty, Artistic Director of Theatre, Solas Nua


Sunday August 6 • 3 PM ET
St. Thomas’ Parish, 1517 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Free, donations welcome


Too busy trying to be an adult, leaving Nigeria and settling in Ireland, he has to find a way to hold on to both worlds.

With a story woven through prose and poetry, you will shift in your seat as you are teased with the discomfort of this immigrant settling into a new land. Take sides as loyalty to home is torn by the promise of the new.

But the real question is, where do you buy a hot pepper in Lucan?

Join us for an afternoon with a new play read by some of DC's most talented performers, followed by a post-show discussion with Artistic Director of Theatre, Rex Daugherty. Chatting with audiences about the new scripts in the Play Reading Series is one of the most direct ways our community informs what shows we choose for full production. This is your invitation to be in the room where it happens! 



‘This witty and carefully crafted confessional show, sliced up via fervent spoken word poems, centres on family dynamics, the experience of emigrating to a foreign land, and the feeling of being an outsider for the first time.’

‘As a Nigerian in Ireland, Levi is being constantly othered: his reciprocal othering of Irish culture is effective and funny.’
-The Irish Times


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