New Writing: Amy Evans' New Play on a German Death in Custody

New Writing: Amy Evans' New Play on a German Death in Custody

He wasn't the kind of person to lead a movement - until he had to be. 

Since claiming asylum in Germany, Laurence has had to start his life over again. He’s found the formula for survival, or so he thinks, until one day his closest friend mysteriously disappears. When the body turns up charred beyond recognition, a search for those responsible begins, forcing Laurence to take a closer look at the town he was so ready to call home. Based on the true story of Oury Jalloh.

I was fortunate enough to write a short preface for this incredible play, inspired by the true events that transpired in 2005 around the death of an asylum applicant from Sierra Leone named Oury Jalloh.

Author:
Amy Evans is an award-winning dramatist whose work explores the impact of borders, memory, and loss on the human spirit. Her plays include Achidi J’s Final Hours (Finborough Theatre), Many Men’s Wife (Tricycle Theatre), and The Champion, an original work inspired by the life of Nina Simone.

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Über die Autorin: 
Amy Evans ist eine mehrfach auszeichnete Dramatikerin. In ihrer Arbeit untersucht sie, wie Grenzen, Gedächtnis und Verlust den menschlichen Geist prägen. Ihre Theaterstücke sind unter anderem: „Achidi J’s Final Hours“ (Die Letzten Stunden Von Achidi J.), „Many Men’s Wife“ (Die Frau vieler Männern), und „The Champion“ (Die Vorkämpferin), eine originelle Arbeit, durch das Leben von Nina Simone inspiriert.

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A decade on: Oury Jalloh's death in a German police cell

A decade on: Oury Jalloh's death in a German police cell

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