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SoloFest 2020 The Whitefire Theatre (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Sherman Oaks, CA

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In South Africa, Antonio discovers a country ripe with the promise of a young democracy, but plagued by Apartheid legacies and endemic violence. News head- lines and social media campaigns are a constant re- minder of the violence visited on women, children and community at the hands of men. Troubled by the vio- lence in the air, he traverses the territories of land and soul in search of the humanity in himself and others. Who will he discover on the other side?

Along the way he meets:

Uncle: Who is saddled with raising two little girls after a sister friends long history with domestic violence sees her imprisoned and the father of her children dead. Father: Who grapples with sanity, rage and grief after the hunt for his missing daughter ends in tragedy

Boy: Who wanders rural soccer pitches balanced on the divide between boyhood and manhood. Searching for guidance in the weak eyes of nomad men, while he hungers for independence and a hopeful moment in his absent fathers gaze.

Himself: A grown man discovering that the ties to the past are stronger than he knows, but salvation can come in the eyes of a teddy bear even if its the warmup talk for a heart to heart between father and son.

Each story shared pushes him ever closer to discovering an answer to his troubled souls questions.


Antonio David Lyonss has one foot firmly planted in both South Africa and the USA. He holds an MA in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York (CUNY). He somehow manages to maintain a thriving career as a professional artist in tandem with his activist and scholarly pursuits. Some of his Film and Television credits include: Star Trek: Picard, Seal Team, Bosch, The Unseen, Person of Interest, The Book of Negroes, Avenger, Generation Kill, False Prophets, Hotel Rwanda, Masked and Anonymous, American History X, and The Sum of All Fears, New York Undercover, The District, The Agency, 24, The Practice, Philly and Karen Sisco, In South Africa: Generations, Jacobs Cross, Fourplay: Sex tips for girls, Scandal, Ubizo: The Calling, Jozi-H, Snitch, Night Drive and Home Affairs. He has also been a Fulbright Awardee, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival Producing Fellow and a Scholar in Residence at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

  SoloFest 2020 The Whitefire Theatre (Sherman Oaks, CA)
13500 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 90403
United States
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Start: Sunday Mar 22, 2020 3:00 PM
End: Sunday Mar 22, 2020 6:00 PM



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