What Shouldn’t I Be

Produced by jstbyourself – Mohamed Ahmed

Kurama an oil painter moves to a new city. A story that looks at growing up, living with other humans, and who will survive at the end.

What Is the Inspiration For Your Piece?

(The seed of inspiration)

What shouldn’t I be by Sampha. Beautiful song.

I heard a sampha song of the same title as this piece. I think I broke my brain a bit along the way. I didn’t know how to take care of myself. I guess I wanted to plot what might of happened.

What Point In Process Is Your Piece At?

(What stage of growth is your piece at, sapling, sprout, tree, shrub, whatever you feel)

This seed has been planted, after marinating for a years. I wouldn’t be surprised of it’s growth from this point. It’s started sprouting!

Approximate or Estimated Duration: 

45 Minutes

Warnings or Content Advisories

Racial Language

Artist Credits:
Playwright / Performer – Mohamed Ahmed
Ensemble – David Madow, Jaylin January, Joeseph Dancey
Sound Design – Duwaine Brown, Roman Martin,

Special thanks:
Ahlam Hassan, Millwoods, and Existing!

Production History:

World Premiere

Described Performances and ASL Available for select performances

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