What is your name and where are you from?
Ngozi: Hi, my name is Ngozi Anyanwu. I live in New York now but I’m from Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
What do you do?
Ngozi: I am an actor, playwright, director, producer.
What are you working on here at SPACE?
Ngozi: I am working on my third play called The Homecoming Queen trying to get a first draft finished.
Have you found a spot on the farm that is your favorite place to work?
Ngozi: So far the downstairs of Kay Hall is pretty good. The barn is also my jam because I can stretch out and get some doodling and note-taking done.
If you were to be reincarnated into a farm animal what would your farm animal be?
Ngozi: For sure a duck, for sure. If only subliminally since they wake me up so early in the morning.
What is coming up for you and any projects you are working on?
Ngozi: As an actor I’m currently filming an HBO show The Deuce. After that the world premiere of my first play Good Grief is going up at CTG. I’m going to workshop that for a short stint in November and rehearsals begin at the end of January.
Could you speak a bit about the theatre company I heard you mention earlier?
Ngozi: Mfoniso Udofia, Myself and my sister ChiChi have a theatre company called NOW AFRICA. The goal is to showcase African voices from all over the Diaspora. 1st generation and african born playwrights as well as this year focusing on expanding to afro-latinas/os, afro-caribbeans and african-americans.
What events does AFRICA NOW have coming up?
We’re working on our second event this year a festival with the theme bridging the divide. Our goal is to put up the festival with excerpts and readings from October 22nd-October 24th at NYU. Our website is https://tisch.nyu.edu/art-public-policy/events/african-playwrights-festival
Where can the people find you?
Ngozi: The people can find me on Facebook. Also on twitter and instagram @gozeface.