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We can’t wait to start the 05FEST this weekend! Award-winning poet and playwright of The Half-God of RainfallInua Ellams showcases the power of words as he curates and hosts a series of creative and thought-provoking events. This FREE festival will bring poetry center stage! Tickets to the 05FEST are free, and we look forward to welcoming some special guests to join Inua in this exploration of poetry and art!
The gods have arrived and the rain has begun to fall! We were so pumped to welcome the cast and creative team for The Half-God of Rainfall onto East 4th Street this week. This epic piece (Trust us, we’ve seen the design presentation) begins July 13!
Flash back to 2020 when The Half-God of Rainfall was first released. Inua goes in-depth on his family history growing up in Nigeria, England and Ireland, as well as his research for The Half-God of Rainfall and how the play gets its title.
May 6, 2023 by Elizabeth Harris for THE NEW YORK TIMES
Today, we’re excited to announce NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Taibi Magar as the director of Hay Festival Medal for Poetry winner Inua Ellams’ The Half-God of Rainfall, coming later this season!
“As we considered our return to live performance, we realized that in addition to the interrupted commitments we’d made, the artists in our community had not stopped creating—there was even more work that demanded our attention,” said Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker.