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Onions Make Us Cry!

posted Mar 6, 2013, 12:23 AM by Ayodele Arigbabu   [ updated Oct 11, 2015, 11:14 PM ]
Pop Theatre in March!

Your favourite dance-theatre company, The Crown Troupe of Africa presents a month long series of performances featuring Onions Make Us Cry- Zainabu Jallo’s mind bending treatise on domestic violence. Directed by Segun AdefilaOnions Make Us Cry will be staged every Sunday in the Month of March, starting from Sunday 3rd March 2013 from 6 - 8.30pm at Freedom Park, 1 Hospital Road, Broad Street, Lagos Island. 

Tickets are available for sale at Freedom Park and at DADA stores, 1st Floor, 95 Bode Thomas Street, Surulere at N1,500 only.

Onions Make Us Cry,  a weird journey through the dark mental walls erected around domestic violence is brought to you by the Crown Troupe of Africa and The Dream Arts & Design Agency in association with Freedom Park in a performance series tagged Pop Theatre.

For ticket sales and sponsorship, call 01-7451990 or mail: dada@dadaenterprises.net
For more on Pop Theatre, visit: http://www.dadaenterprises.net
For more on Crown Troupe of Africa, visit: http://www.crowntroupeofafrica.com
For more on Zainabu Jallo, visit: http://www.zainabujallo.com
For more on Freedom Park, visit: http://www.freedomparklagos.com/



In 2007 Zainabu was nominated by the Royal Court Theatre London, British Council and Ford Foundation Nigeria to join nine other young Nigerians to begin a ‘New Writing from Nigeria project’.

In 2008 she was nominated by the same bodies to attend a summer writing residency at the Royal Court Theatre in London. 

In 2009, Zainabu was given a fellowship for a three –month residency at The Global Arts village New Delhi, India where she also had readings of some of her work. Onions Make Us Cry, her second play got published.

2010 Onions Make Us Cry had a reading at the Contacting The World International Forum. In the same period it was nominated for the NLNG Literature prize 2010. 
Onions Make Us Cry was read at the festival of new international plays in March 2011 at the LARK in New York. The play had full performances by the Crown Troupe of Africa in Lagos, Nigeria.

In November 2011, Onions make us Cry was announced as one of the six winning plays of the National Studio London, Africa Project. Zainabu is one of the playwrights whose work got featured at the 9th Women Playwrights international conference in Sweden, August 2012. She has was offered a place at the Sundance Theatre Lab as writer in residency 2012 as well as a place in the 2012 Château de Lavigny,Maison d’écrivains Fondation Ledig-Rowohlt residency Laussane, Switzerland.
Her new play HOLY NIGHT has received a few readings and made it to the final round of the internationalist Playwright Contest with readings in New York late in 2012.
Ayodele Arigbabu,
Mar 6, 2013, 12:23 AM