OKC REP in partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary presents An Evening with an Immigrant. Inua Ellams tells his story from being born in modern day Boko Haram territory to drinking wine with the Queen of England.
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 | Post-show reception following
5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23
Oklahoma Contemporary’s Te Ata Theater
This presentation is part of a new initiative with The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival called UNDER THE RADAR: ON THE ROAD.
AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT will be performed as part of the 18th Annual Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater in New York City from January 18-20. Following these performances in the Under the Radar Festival, AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT will come to Oklahoma City on January 22-23 and then to Stanford Live on January 29-30.
About the Artist
Inua Ellams is an award-winning poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer. His published books of poetry include Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars, Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales, The Wire-Headed Heathen, #Afterhours and The Half-God of Rainfall — an epic story in verse.
His first play, The 14th Tale, received the Edinburgh Fringe First award and his fourth, Barber Shop Chronicles, sold out two runs at England’s National Theatre. He recently completed his first full poetry collection, The Actual, and is working on several commissions across stage and screen. In graphic art and design, he mixes the old with the new, juxtaposing texture and pigment with flat color and vector graphics. He lives and works from London, where he founded the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion.