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A Knee That Can Bend

American sociology student Kate stumbles into an underground circle of queers in Sénégal, transforming her semester abroad. What she learns from Aicha, Néné, and their friends could get her into grad school. That is, if she can convince them to consent to being studied.

Named one of the 2015/2016 season's "most thought-provoking and emotionally gripping works" by Philadelphia Magazine, A Knee That Can Bend takes on the ethical sand-traps of Americans telling African stories, falling in love far from home, and searching for people like you in a country that doesn’t believe you exist.

Production

Production

Orbiter 3
World Premiere, December 2015
Dir. Kittson O'Neill

Development: InterAct Theatre Company, New York Stage & Film

Honors

Honors

2017 Lanford Wilson Award Nominee

2016 Independence Foundation Award for an Outstanding New Play/Musical Finalist

2016 Virginia Brown Martin Award Finalist

2016 American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Award Nominee

2016 L. Arnold Weissberger Award Nominee

2015 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist

Philadelphia Magazine

Philadelphia Magazine

“There are few works currently playing in Philadelphia that are as thought-provoking and engaging ... Deeply moving, emotionally gripping, and beautifully performed ... Utterly intelligent writing ... A must-see.”

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