Requiem for an Electric Chair

Sat. May 13, 2023 at 7:30pm EDT
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Requiem for an Electric Chair




Toto Kisaku is an award-winning Congolese playwright, actor, director, and producer. Detained for putting on plays critical of the Congolese government, Toto arrived in the United States in 2015 seeking political asylum, which he was granted in 2018. His one-man play, Requiem for an Electric Chair tells the story of his persecution and eventual exile from Congo, and opens with his interview with a US immigration officer. Through this narrative, Toto shares the story of his arrest, imprisonment, and near-death in Congo, and shows us how his art ultimately saved his life.

Written & Performed by: Toto Kisaku

Co-Director/Producer/Sound Design: Hanifa Nayo Washington

Co-Director & Dramaturg: Will MacAdams

Scenic Design: David Sepulveda

Lighting Design: Jamie Burnett

Sculpture Design: Susan McCaslin

Music Composition: Yaira Matyakubova

Requiem for an Electric Chair is a live in-person theater event. Masks will be required. For more information on our COVID safety policies visit HartBeat's website HERE.

Running Time: 90 minutes

These performances are supported in part by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Office of the Arts, CT Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts and Travelers. 


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Carriage House Theater 360 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
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