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Jagun Fly

by John Oluwole ADEkoje • Directed by Niegel Smith

One African-American family's experience collides Yoruba traditions with contemporary urban experience. Playwright John Oluwole ADEkoje connects the break-up of the African diaspora to inner-city America through ritual and language.

Featuring Ramona Alexander*, Hampton Fluker, Alvin Terry, and Joe Wilson Jr.*

John Oluwole ADEkoje is playwriting fellow Huntington Theater Company. He was the recipient of The Roxbury International Film Festival’s Local Filmmaker award for his documentary Street Soldiers, which also showed at the Pan African Film Festival in Cannes, France, The World Film Festival in Montreal, as well as the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta and for which he received the Brother Thomas Fellowship Award. Most recently, he was awarded the Emerging Filmmaker Award for Knockaround Kids, his first narrative feature, at the Roxbury International Film Festival. John Oluwole ADEkoje,  teaches theatre and film production at Boston Arts Academy.

(As of Septmeber 2020)

In 2012, the Huntington launched the Summer Workshop, a two-week new work retreat culminating in public readings of the plays in development. The Workshop is modeled after the Sundance Theatre Lab and is an extension of the Huntington’s Playwriting Fellows program and Breaking Ground Reading Series. Huntington Director of New Work Lisa Timmel and Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland support the writers during the intensive, artist-driven development process, and the festival is produced by Huntington Associate Producer M. Bevin O’Gara.

Artists

  • John Oluwole ADEkoje Playwright John Oluwole ADEkoje Playwright
  • Niegel Smith Director Niegel Smith Director
  • Alvin Terry Ojiji / Drummer Alvin Terry Ojiji / Drummer
  • Ramona AlexanderOyaba
  • Hampton FlukerOmo
  • Joe Wilson Jr.Oba

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