We Take Care of Our Own

By Zainabu Jallo
Directed by Melissa Crespo

Three first-generation immigrants from Senegal, Albania, and South Korea who have all had distinguished careers as an astrophysicist, a chemist, and a filmmaker, find themselves in a nursing home in Europe. In their seclusion from the world they each knew, they form an unusual bond where they explore their existential anxieties. Youssouf agitates over the omnipresence of people in a panopticon, Moon-So has sleepless nights over haunting voices, and Bajran just wants to get baptized before he leaves this world.

Please note: This is one of three readings presented in the TISCH DRAMA STAGE Afro-Atlantic Playwright Festival, in collaboration with the Camargo Foundation. Learn more.