Join us for a work-in-process showing of Away, You Ethiop! by 2022/23 BRIClab Performing Arts resident David Samuel.
“So… you achieved the American Dream. Was it worth it?” In “Away, You Ethiop!,” actor/artist David Samuel uses film, music, and theater to explore that question in this mythically autobiographical show about his family’s journey to and through the American Dream.
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About the artist
David Samuel (he/him/his) is a first generation Ethiopian-American, born in Texas and raised in Maryland. He is also an actor, musician, writer, and producer. As an actor, he has performed around the U.S. and Canada in musicals, new plays, and Off-Broadway in Shakespeare. His documentary, Niguse and The Red Terror, was screened at the 2021 Harlem International Film Festival. As part of the documentary release, he curated and designed a photo journal, and designed a line of apparel, through his production company, Third World Vision. As KINGOFAXUM, he has written, produced, recorded, and released three EPs and 11 singles and produced and directed two music videos. He received his MFA in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep. He was an Allen Lee Hughes Fellow in Artistic Development at Arena Stage. Select Credits: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (1st National Tour), Twelfth Night (Fiasco), As You Like It (Classic Stage Company), Brother Toad (KC Rep), Tiny Houses (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Blues For Mr. Charlie (Trinity Rep). Go to www.kingofaxum.com for more.