Written and Performed by Donald MolosiBotswana

Sat., Nov. 17 at 2:00pm (running time: 40 min.) ENCORE*

drama, comedy, storytelling, music

Motswana simply means “citizen of Botswana.” The Republic of Botswana is one of Africa’s wealthiest countries. This intimate multilingual show satirically questions who exactly can confidently claim to be a Motswana? What unexpected revelations spring up once we acknowledge that African borders were drawn as a fiction fabricated to serve European greed? Is “Motswana” perhaps a misnomer given the migratory nature of African peoples before borders? Join Motswana acting star Donald Molosi in this eye-opening, eye-popping humorous African story barely heard before. Travel with Donald to Botswana through this piece and come back mesmerized, entertained, inspired and touched. (Best Performer, Dialogue ONE Festival 2008. Best Short Solo, United Solo 2011). Recommended for: children, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (African diaspora), migration studies.

2012 United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, presents one hundred solo productions! All shows are staged at Theatre ROW: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $18, are available at the Theatre ROW Box Office and online through Telecharge at You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre ROW – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

*The ENCORE tag marks productions with solo artists who performed successfully at the Festival in the past and came back to perform two shows this year.