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“…beautifully performed by the actors and chillingly accompanied by the composer and instrumentalist…”The New York Times


  • Asiimwe Deborah Kawe and Sean Christopher Lewis
  • Directed by Katie Pearl
  • Starring Christopher McLinden and Patrick J. Ssenjovu
  • June 7th – July 1st
  • Tuesdays – Saturdays @ 8 PM | Sundays @ 7 PM
  • Performances @ 101 Greenwich Street, 9th Floor
  • All tickets $15 for performances prior to June 9th
Press for RED HILLS

Inside 20,000 square feet of vacant downtown office space, site-specific juggernaut En Garde Arts presents a transportive new work asking: who has the right to tell a story and why? Red Hills invites audiences to travel from an NGO presentation by David Zosia, American author and self-proclaimed expert on Rwandan history, to the fields of Rwanda to meet God’s Blessing, a Rwandan Tour guide. Travel back to 1994 and experience these two men from vastly different cultures as they relive the events of their first meeting during the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. A collaboration between similarly diverse playwrights, Ugandan Asiimwe Deborah Kawe and American Sean Christopher Lewis, Red Hills invites you to bear witness as two men face long-buried memories, confront ghosts of their pasts, and question who owns history.

En Garde Arts has commissioned Chilean/Costa Rican-American playwright Andrea Thome and Puerto Rican director José Zayas to craft a series of developmental readings drawn verbatim from interviews with the undocumented to be performed by actors to preserve the anonymity of our interviewees. What is it like for the people who have settled here, yet often must keep their presence hidden? Partnering with community organizations that serve undocumented immigrants, we aim to go beyond the limited narrative that is too often presented by our media and politicians. What are the many reasons they’ve come, and what are their lives like now? Together, they question: where can we call home?


To produce bold, unconventional, and innovative multimedia and interdisciplinary theatre that marries content with community and inspires dialogue and debate about the salient issues of our time.


Anne Hamburger | Founder & Artistic Director

Select Photographs by
Maria Baranova Photography

Anne Hamburger | Founder

Select Photographs by
Maria Baranova Photography

© 2016 En Garde Arts

© 2016 En Garde Arts