Dreaming Zenzile (Off-Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, 2022) | Playbill

Dreaming Zenzile


A co-production with National Black Theatre


At her final concert, South African musical legend and activist Miriam Makeba delivers the performance of her life, raising the conscience and the consciousness of a people. But the ancestors are calling—transporting her through the music and fractured memories of her past on a spiritual journey of reconciliation.

Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Choreographed by Marjani Forté-Saunders
Music Direction by Hervé Samb

Written and performed by Somi Kakoma



Drama League
2023 Outstanding Production of a Musical Nominee
2023 Outstanding Direction of a Musical Nominee
2023 Distinguished Performance Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2023 Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical Nominee
2023 Outstanding Musical Nominee

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