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Njinga the Queen King


Folger Shakespeare Library and Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Inc. present

Njinga the queen king

By Ione

February 8-18, 1996


Production Team


Janet Alexander Griffin – Folger Director of Museum and Public Programs

Pauline Oliveros, Ione – Co-Artistic Directors


Ione – Director

Denise Paschall - Scenic Designer

Ayun Fedorcha - Lighting Designer

Valerie Maynard - Costume Designer

Pauline Oliveros – Original Music and Sound Designer

Mabiba Baegne, Carol Chappell, Nego Gato and Titos Sompa – Dance and Movement

Titos Sompa – Traditional Congolese Music Arrangements

Nego Gato – Fight Choreographer and Traditional Brazilian Music Arrangements

Bob Bielecki, David Meschter – Electro-Acoustical Design

Bern Gautier - Stage Manager

Brette Goldstein – Casting Director




Njinga Spirit Drummer/Njinga – Mabib Baegne

Jinny/Child Njinga – Amma Wilson

Ngola Kiluanji Mbandi (The King)/Ndambi Ngola (Ancestor) – Assane Knote

Old Woman Whose Name is Never Spoken – Cynthia L. Webb

Old Woman Kilunda – Mare Guinier

Father Cavazzi/CIA #1 – Patrick Bannon

Prince Mbandi/Nzundu ria Ngola (Ancestor) – Nego Gata

Village Musician/Ngola Kiluanji/Patrice Lumumba – Titos Sompa

Spirit Drummer – Seku Tonge

Village Musician/Ngoa Mbumba Mbola (Ancestor) – Malonga Casquelourd

Village Spirit Musician – Carol Chappell


Ensemble – Tom Bickle, Andras Goldinger, Trudy Morse


Production, Direction and Management


Technical Director – Bill Fecke

Stage Manager – Toby Stover

Sound Team - Nico Bovoso, Bob Bielecki, Panaiotis, David Dunn, Connie Kieltyka, Marcia Mikulak, Ned Sublette

Light Board Operator – Lisa MacDonald

Administrative Coordinator – Anna Flye

House Manager – Natalie Holbrook

Njinga Scholars – Dr. Linda Heywood, Dr. John Thornton

Kimbundu Translations – Mr. Celestine J. Gabriel

Additional Masks – Barbara Pollitt

Ngana Inene Puppet – John  Bromberg, Trudy Gerlach

Njinga the Queen King

Njinga the Queen King

Njinga the Queen King

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