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We invite you to experience  Just Me, You and The Silence, a powerful new play by Ugandan writer Judy Adong about the harsh anti-homosexuality laws that divide her country.

One writer. One play. And you.

 

Uganda's pending legislation mandates life in prison for certain homosexual acts. Uganda is not unique: around the world, there are 78 countries in which being gay is a crime. In 5 of these, death is the ultimate penalty.

Judy wants to change this, and invites you to join her.

A play for our times

 

Developed with support from the Sundance Institute and Royal Court Theatre, Just Me, You and the Silence traces the rise of Jacob Obina, a proud, ambitious dreamer in Kampala who recognizes a golden opportunity when he lands a prestigious Parliament seat. Determined to milk it as his ticket to the presidency, he introduces a bill that divides a nation and catapults him into media stardom. But when a shocking secret is revealed, Obina is forced to choose between his lust of fame and his love for the person he cherishes most in the world.

Will you join Judy?


If you believe that theatre can change the world – and that it is wrong for a person to lose their life because of who they love –  we hope you will support the journey of this important new play.

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