We hope you will join us for this special panel discussion, lasting 45-60 minutes and moderated by Cardboard Piano dramaturg Jared Bellot. The discussion will feature these special guest panelists:
John Bisegerwa has been a community leader with Uganda Community in Greater Chicago and United African Organization for more than 15 years. As a company member and executive producer, John worked on the set of Omukazi Muka Ssebo, Satan Ku Kalabba, Abangango, and Ekikomo (Mulago Theatre Kings, Uganda). John received his Associate degree in Business Administration from Makerere Business Institute, BS degree in Accounting from DeVry University, and GIS Certification from Chicago State University. He served as Uganda Consultant for this production of Cardboard Piano.
Mosha Kakonge, a Ugandan LGBT refugee who had to escape Uganda because his photo was published in the Red Pepper, a tabloid newspaper in the country, offers a first-hand account of the treatment of LGBT people in Uganda.
Erin Moore received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2016. She is a sociocultural anthropologist interested in transnational processes, international development and global health, and the study of gender, sexuality, and youth. Her geographic focus is urban Uganda, and sub-Saharan Africa more broadly. Her doctoral research explores the global movement to “empower” adolescent girls as it unfolded through the transnational channels of a major NGO and into the lives of teenage women living in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
This Sunday Scholars discussion is FREE and open to the public. If you would like to attend but are not attending the show that day, please arrive by 4pm and you can enter the theatre once the performance concludes. Questions? Call the Box Office at 773.281.8463 x6.