A Human Being Died That Night
by nicholas wright
based on the account of pumla gobodo-madikizela
A Human Being Died That Night
Eugene de Kock was a paid white political assassin nick-named “Prime Evil” for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists. While serving his two life sentences, black psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela went to interview him hoping to seek humanity and forgiveness within the government-sanctioned monster. The thought-provoking interogation moves from clinical to intimate in a cell where fear and compassion coexist. Based on true events.
Presented in partnership with the
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Meet the Cast
Angela G. King
"Pumla Gobodo Madikizela"
Angela G. King, who holds a journalism degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., spent nearly 20 years as a full-time news reporter and/or editor before heeding a growing conviction to expand her lifetime passion for storytelling to filmmaking and, eventually, acting. Having studied at the School of the Arts at Kensington Church in Troy, MI, the Michigan Actors Studio, and the Detroit Repertory Theatre, King was cast in her first screen role in the independent feature film, “Bilal’s Stand,” which was an official selection in the 2010 Sundance Film Festival’s NEXT category. King has since appeared at the Detroit Repertory Theatre in an all-female cast whose rendition of venerated author and playwright Pearl Cleage’s “A Song for Coretta” was voted “Best Play of the Season” by the subscribers to this oldest of Michigan’s professional theaters. She has also been seen there on stage in the late Romulus Linney’s stage adaptation of the Ernest J. Gaines novel, “A Lesson Before Dying;” the morality mystery murder, “Taking Care of Mimi;” and the comedic spin on elder care in a post-Medicare existence, “A Facility for Living.” King later made her debut at Michigan’s largest professional theater, Meadow Brook, in the thought-provoking drama, “Luce,” and has added roles in such independent films as “American Prophet” and “The Messenger’s Box” to her screen credits.
"Eugene De Kock"
Robert Schorr is a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School where he received his MFA in Acting. Originally from California, he has a B.A. in Cinema from CSU San Francisco and is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Robert made his Michigan debut in the Open Book production of Good People and appeared this summer in the Penny Seats production of The Renaissance Man. While in New York he appeared in productions of The Wild Duck, Three Sisters, Six Degrees of Separation, and The Laramie Project. Robert made his feature film debut in Heroes Don’t Come Home, available on Amazon Prime. He has also appeared in the original web-series Into Girl as Alice’s Dad and Ringer$ as Franklyn. He also appeared as Macy in the SVA short film, Gloaming Almost Invisible. Robert is the father of three wonderful children.
Meet the Production Team
Adriane Galea is thrilled for Outvisible to be launching its first show and to be working with such an amazing group of people. Adriane is the Artistic Director of Outvisible as well as the Executive Director of its parent organization, Center Stage Studios, where she teaches voice, piano, and acting. In the past, Adriane has worked both on and offstage with The AKT Theatre Project in Wyandotte, some of her favorites being Children of Eden (Mama Noah), Spring Awakening (Vocal Director), and The Turn of the Screw (Director). Adriane serves on the Board of Directors of the American Guild of Music and An Amazing Woman Foundation, and she is proud to have graduated from the University of Michigan!
Harley Miah (Lighting Designer) is a professional in the entertainment technology industry. He is a freelance lighting programmer for a large number of nightclubs, concerts and festivals across the country, and the chief lighting designer for IKO Global Productions. He is also the lighting designer for the AKT Theatre Project in Wyandotte, and the Open Book Theatre Company in Trenton, where he designed the lights for all the shows in Open Book’s first two seasons and earned a Wilde Award for Best Design – Lights for his work on Red in 2015. When not in the theater, Harley spends his time painting, building Lego stages, loitering in museums, and riding his bicycle on the mean streets of downriver. Harley is very proud to be a part of Outvisible’s inaugural season, and thanks you for supporting this exciting new theatre company.