Staged Reading of SANKO FA by Isaac Addai

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SANKO FA is a story that explores the complexity of identity and legacy: a struggling artist is presented with the opportunity to ascend to stardom if he completes a series of labors for a mysterious benefactor, leaving him at a crossroads. 

Isaac Addai will conduct a reading of the play in the Museums Visual Classroom with objects from the collection on display. 

SANKO FA is a solo performance play that is still being workshopped. The content for the story was inspired by the Asante artifacts in the Stanley Museum of Art, and researched in Kumasi and Accra, Ghana, for the entire month of June 2023 courtesy the Stanley International Fellowship Award. After the reading, there will be a discussion session for the audience to share their thoughts, discoveries, and questions about the piece and its subject matter. 

Isaac Addai is a Ghanaian and African American multi-hyphenate artist raised in The Inland Empire, California. He graduated from the University of Iowa in Spring 2024 with a master's degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting. He most recently played Ogun Size in the Theatre Arts production In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney. In addition to being an actor, Isaac is also a music artist, poet, lyricist, producer, and writer with two independently produced and distributed projects on all streaming platforms. 

Space is limited; registration is recommended. Please register HERE.

Saturday, May 18, 2024 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
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