On tour: Feb. 1-19, 2016 (only 3 weeks!)
In presentation at the Segal Centre February 11th , 13th and 14th.
BINTI’S JOURNEY tells the story of Binti Phiri, the young star of a popular Malawi radio program “Gogo’s Family”. After losing her home and family to AIDS and enduring separation from her siblings, 13 year-old Binti finds her way to her Grandmother’s village and discovers a deeper understanding of the power of family and community.
Deborah Ellis’s acclaimed novel for youth addressing the human impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa is brought to life through the power of drama, storytelling, dance and music in an inspiring theatrical production.
The tragic magnitude of the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa comes through in the matter-of-fact narrative of one orphaned 13-year-old girl. But teens of all backgrounds, especially those who have been displaced or had to grow up too fast, will relate to Binti’s struggle.
Winnipeg Free Press
Binti’s Journey is the kind of production that encourages young audiences to crave theatre.
About BTW School Tour:
For over 20 years, Black Theatre Workshop has celebrated Black History Month by touring its plays in schools, libraries and community centers in and around Montreal. Our goal is to bring far-reaching and powerful theatre experiences to young audiences.