The Book of Life

Institute History

  • 2010 Theatre Lab on Manda (East Africa)


"The Book of Life" is formed from a collection of letters written by widows of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide to their loved ones. The project transcends space and time as illustrates the living desire to reconnect with the dead so as to go past the pain. To find healing, to find joy, to find love and to celebrate life.

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