Toto Kisaku: Requiem for an Electric Chair

July 12, 2018

7:30pm; Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Wesleyan, CT

Middletown resident Toto Kisaku is originally from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His Requiem for an Electric Chair is the harrowing story of his imprisonment and near-execution there in 2015, before he was granted political asylum in the United States. The performance at Wesleyan will be a staged reading of the work that premieres in June 2018 at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven. The 40-minute reading will be followed by a 20-minute talkback with the artist.

Mr. Kisaku will also talk about his artistic process on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 12:10pm in Ring Family Performing Arts Hall.