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The Survival

June 22 (8:00pm), June 23 (3:00pm), June 27 (7:00pm)

Written by Achiro P. Olwoch
Directed by Nadia Guevara

Tickets for The Survival are Pay-What-You-Wish, ranging from $24 to $129 per ticket.

Celebrate Pride Month, resistance, and love with National Queer Theater and PAC NYC.

Achan, feeling pressure from her mother for not yet being married at 27, falls for Oyat after meeting him at a bar. Unbeknownst to Achan, Oyat is hoping she will be a surrogate for him and his boyfriend’s child. When Achan learns the truth from Oyat’s boyfriend, John, she must confront her own traditional upbringing to find love and new notions of family in modern Uganda. The Survival is a story of survival.

Originally developed at the 2022 Criminal Queerness Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Tyler Bey and Gregory Marlow in The Survival. Photo: Sachyn Mital for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Post-show Discussion: June 22

Members of the cast and company discuss the inspiration, themes, and creative process behind The Survival.

Content Advisory

Contains domestic violence, police violence, and sexual abuse.

Achiro P. Olwoch
Achiro P. Olwoch Author
Nadia Guevara
Nadia Guevara Director
National Queer Theater
National Queer Theater


Tyler Bey
Tyler Bey Ethan Campbell
Jha'Neal Blue
Jha'Neal Blue Mother
R. Jahan
R. Jahan Oyat Kizito
Janet Kilonzo
Janet Kilonzo Achan Ladira
Ash Mayers
Ash Mayers Asiimwe Harris
Kkuumba Siegel
Kkuumba Siegel Grandmother

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