Maanomaa, My Brother by Tawiah M’Carthy and Brad Cook
Created with Anne-Marie Donovan.
When childhood friends Kwame and Will reunite in Ghana for the funeral of a loved one, they realize just how much has changed since the events that separated them 25 years earlier.
As they struggle with the urge to keep stories from the past buried and the desire to connect, resurfaced memories set them on a journey to discover a truth that neither of them expected. Blending together styles of West African and Canadian theatre, Maanomaa mixes myth with reality, and the past with the present.
Produced by Canadian Stage, Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto ON, April 2023
Run time: 65 minutes
Cast size: 2 actors
Male roles: 2
Doubled roles: 2 (both roles require the actor to play many parts)
Kwame: early 30's, born and raised in Ghana, based in Canada
Will: early 30's, born in Ghana, raised in Canada