Sunjata Kamalenya (translated: Sunjata for Youth), is a new completely-interactive production by the Experiential Theatre Company. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the production that chronicles the struggles of a boy destined to be the leader of the Mande people of West Africa. Both parents and children can participate in the show.
Traditional music, costumes, and scenery whisk you away to a village compound where the storyteller guides you to 13th century Mali. Audiences have a unique experience that celebrates the spirit of determination and the love of family in the face of seemingly-impossible odds.
This play was developed as a staged-workshop performance at the McCarter Theatre
Center, as part of the 2010 McCarter Lab.