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Nick Mwaluko

NICK MWALUKO

  

Nationality:    Tanzanian
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Nick Mwaluko was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but raised mostly in neighboring Kenya as well as other countries within the east, central African region. Nick's work as a journalist with Reuters News Agency East Africa became the basis for early dramatic plays, most of which were set in Africa or featured the African immigrant experience. After promotions from the news desk to feature writing--two of Nick's feature stories on street children and female African politicians were published in the Washington Times--Nick worked for Reuters New York, then received scholarships and fellowships for Columbia University where Nick studied Writing and French, graduating Magnum Cum Laude. Columbia University's Dramatic-Writing program awarded Nick a gradute degree in 2009. From 2008-2009, Nick was an inaugural member of the Public Theater's Emerging Writers' Group. In 2010, Nick was a member of TerraNova's Collective. Waafrika, which won several awards including Best Director, was recently shortlisted by London's National Theater's Africa Playwriting Contest. S/He won best play, best lead actress and best writer by the Fresh Fruit Festival. Nick has recently been commissioned by UNCut Voices for a play.

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        Are Women Human?         S/HE         Waafrika



Are Women Human?

Synopsis:
What if you were told by a deity that you were meant to be the opposite sex? Could you be courageous enough for your God in the face of intolerance? Are Women Human? is a play about one person's struggle for acceptance and love.
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South Oxford Space, NY    2007

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, of interest

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S/HE

S/HE
the journey from Samantha to Sam: a young African American biological female struggles with gender and becomes a man

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Waafrika

Synopsis:
In Kenya homosexuality is outlawed as being "un-African". A Kenyan woman falls in love with an American woman. Bobby the American used to be in the Peace Corps but has stayed on and has her own home and is out and proud. Awino is the daughter of a tribal chief - she has gone to live with Bobby - but she is afraid of arrest and execution

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Genre:
Drama. - - Lesbian, full length

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