“To listen to a witness, is to become a witness.”
Griffin, an American volunteer, arrives from New York City to help build a village school and escape his church’s probing into his sexuality. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with a group of destitute, orphaned teenagers, he becomes obsessed with a mission that will change his and their lives forever. From the beautiful rolling hills of the Ugandan countryside to a stifling apartment in New York City, from a joyous celebration of African youth to a terrifying abduction 8000 miles away, Witness Uganda documents the story of a man battling to find his place in a world full of injustice and inhumanity and explores the question “is changing the world even possible?”
WITNESS UGANDA had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2014. It premiered Off-Broadway at New York City's 2econd Stage Theater under the name INVISIBLE THREAD. Creators and performers Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews have been performing the show IN CONCERT around the country and around the world since 2008. Witness Uganda has helped to raise over $275,000 for the students of UgandaProject, the organization that helps to sponsor the educations of ten Ugandan students. Read more about THE MOVEMENT and the work UgandaProject does HERE.
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