KROYWARA refers to process’ short-term effects of damage. Even though damage takes place, soil becomes fertile.
A soul that is transformed into nothingness wants a new leadership to be born. Religion, politics and ethnicity are problematic in this trilogy that displays the transformation of individuality through life, death and rebirth. The plots are as follow:
- Boni, one under the dead, mysteriously embarrassed Anna as part of a plan with his wife. When Anna becomes aware of this plan, she decides to commit suicide.
- Anna protects her foster son Theo, and wants him to become aware of his African roots, but Monno – another guardian angel of Theo – finds that wrong.
- Theo is convinced that he is god and is working on a manual, while Sophie is doing everything to make him understand that guidelines are useless at this time.
We have lost ourselves in old beliefs, which make us deny ourselves. Therefor we are in search of our unique form to thrive.
Theater Thalia, 2017 | Art Director: Tolin Alexander
KROYWARA is a bridge in the transformation of being. A fabricated phenomenon that happens every 52 years, and transforms violence into strength. The drama that accures is necessary for us to thrive: a fundamental need for the evolution of citizenship, and Suriname’s adolescence.
The stories Pur Blaka, Tintin Pesepese and Drai Baka form the trilogy KROYWARA, in which the living and the dead interact as follow:
- Pur Blaka
Boni and Lisa are souls under the dead. They need Anna for their plan. Anna, a poor girl living on the Rottenweg, experiences a pregnancy that can not be proven by doctors. Her conversations with Monno brings insights on new leadership. However, Anna ends up in an existential crisis.
- Tintin Pesepese
Anna continue to interact Monno. These twin souls are the guardian angels of Theo. Both have a different opinion about the life of Theo, a parliamentarian and Christian aiming to lead a church community. Trying to hide a secret, he is fighting for power. However, Boni has his unique way to make sure that Theo, Boni’s own twin soul, will evolve through time.
- Drai Baka
Theo is housed in a psychiatric institution. He is working on “a negro bible”, to influence his fellows. Sophie is interfering with his plan. She thinks that a bible is not convenient at this time, and problems will increase if one takes only one perspective in consideration. That is why Sophie does everything she can to help Theo along his way.