Rehearsals descend from collaborative to absurd as a group of idealistic actors — three black and three white — gather to tackle the challenge of theatrically presenting the little-known story of the first genocide of the 20th century: the extinction of the Herero tribe at the hands of their German colonizers.

Armed only with boxes of letters from German soldiers they sent home to their wives and families, our characters navigate how to tell the history of this Genocide when the only record that remains is of the perpetrators’ story.

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Principal Ensemble

Actor 1 - Sam McGuire 

Actor 2 - Matt McCray 

Actor 3 - Chris Rubingh 

Actor 4 - Bryson Brunson

Actor 5 - Ava Pirie 

Actor 6 - Amira Jackson 


Understudy Ensemble 

Actor 1 - Ryan Weintraub 

Actor 5 - Elizabeth Vichness 

Actor 6 - Naava Wilson 

we Are proud to present a presentation about the herero of namibia, formerly known as southwest Africa from the german sudwestafrika between the years 1884 - 1915

written by Jackie Sibblies Drury


Intimacy Direction: Teniece Divya Johnson
Set Design: Oscar Escobedo
Costume Design: Celeste Samson
Lighting Design: Christopher Wong
Sound Design: Nigel Semaj

Assistant Director: Bridget Wiggan
Associate Director: Elizabeth Muriel
Production Stage Manager: Caro Schott-Sutton
Assistant Stage Managers: Kayla Dunne, and Tryston 


October 2022
Muhlenberg College - Baker Theatre