Tag Archives: Rwanda

Goodbye to Beautiful Rwanda

Today was our last full day together in Rwanda. We drove for three hours through the countryside to reach Lake Kivu, where we took pictures of sparkling blue water surrounded by rolling hills that disappear into mist. When I get … Continue reading

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Playbuilding Part I

There were around 80 of us sitting in a circle, listening to Helen and Chris tell the folktale of The Magic Calabash. Their arms gestured wildly as their voices imitated curious children, greedy parents, playful Water Spirits, and a Giant … Continue reading

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Moments of Connection

Red dirt roads. Red brick. Stone. Big blue sky with no clouds. Bamboo sticks, palms. Golden-green banana trees. People waving. The deep blue of the evening coming and the silver of the stars. The yellow gold of writing by candlelight. … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Palace

Today, was the first day in Rwanda that we, the CUNY students, have been on our own together. Today, we drove to the Southern Province of Rwanda, through farms and forests and rice fields—the scenery changing every few moments. Today, … Continue reading

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Agahozo-Shalom

I rushed downstairs from my hotel room with just enough time to eat a hard boiled egg and pastry in the now familiar courtyard at the Civitas hotel.  The weather was perfect as usual, warm and breezy.  At 8:30, the … Continue reading

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Reflection

Today we had time to reflect as a large group on the theatre sessions we all worked on over the past four days. Reflection with a group of eighty people can feel overwhelming, if not impossible. If I’m being honest, … Continue reading

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Bevuye K’imukera

As I sat down at the Gorilla bar across the street from the local market, I felt a slight sadness wash over me. I was confused at first. After all, the morning and early afternoon had been so filled with … Continue reading

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