March 11 - 15, 2020

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March 11 - 15, 2020

Inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey, BAYANO explores the history, spirituality, and liberation of Bayano, an African who struggles to escape slavery in 16th century Panama. An imaginative quest through the treacherous Atlantic Ocean, this epic tale follows Bayano and the Yoruba deities and gods who intercede on his journey to return to his family in Yorubaland.


Presented as part of NBT’s

I Am Soul - Playwright Residency Program.


Ramaj Jamar (Set & Costumes)

Hoon Lee (Lighting)

Mauricio Escamilla (Sound)

Belynda Hardin (Stage Manager)

National Black Theatre

Presents the Workshop Production of

Written by




Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Directed by Jeffrey Page


Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's

National Black Theatre
Institute of Action Arts