Play Shares Rwanda Genocide Story with the world

generic geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Directed by James Glossman, malady the Jay O. Sanders play on Sunday outlined the roles played by different government officials in planning and taking part in the systematic killing of Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994.

It also showed the effect of the genocide on survivors and their families. 15 well known Broadway and Hollywood actors took part in the concert reading at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.

Rwandans and friends from abroad gathered at the Kigali Genocide memorial, Gisozi for the live stream of the two hour play.

In Kigali, the event was hosted by Hope Azeda from Mashirika Performing Arts and Freddy Mutanguha from Aegis Trust.

Rwanda’s Deputy Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the UN, Olivier Nduhungirehe, providing opening remarks alongside Eugenie Mukeshimana from the Genocide Survivors Support Network.


The play was streamed live in over ten countries worldwide including Rwanda, England and Iceland via a Google+ Hangout. The play concluded with the lighting of a flame of remembrance for Rwanda’s past and hope for the country’s future.

Speaking at the event, Jay O. Sanders said the play is reminder to the world to work in hand in hand to ensure genocide never happens again.

He spoke about the atrocities taking place in other parts of the world such as South Sudan and the Central Africa Republic.

Sanders said the play aims to not only ensure Rwanda’s story is never forgotten but also to highlight the remarkable recovery the country has made since 1994.

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