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Paper Lantern Theatre For Our Tomorrow is proud to be a sponsor of the new play development workshop for

DEMBE
by Amy da Luz

A tragic accident leaves Lola, a newly adopted baby from Uganda, in the middle of a fierce custody battle between estranged sisters Mary and Sarah. The fight exposes ulterior motives, covert racism and some uncomfortable truths about international adoption. The search for answers, instigated by Fran, a Black playwright and Sarah’s partner, follows a trail of hypocrisy and denial on all sides, challenging faith, family and identity. The wake of the questioning ultimately brings together a group of adoptees from Africa that bear witness to Lola’s story and eventually tell their own; determined to be heard as human beings, and not seen as tools for redemption.  

For more information on the workshop including details on the Creative Team, public performances, and tickets visit:
  
http://www.amydaluz.com/dembe