Forged in Fire

Spring 2015

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                                                                                      Model by Norma Chartoff

Forged in Fire, written and performed by Hope North Uganda founder, Okello Kelo Sam.

Forged in Fire cleverly uses music, dance, humor, and song to explore Okello’s own personal experiences of the civil war in Northern Uganda. Proceeds from the performances will benefit the students of Hope North.


Okello Kelo Sam is a motivating example of the power of human drive and positive attitude. Sam finds hope and humor even at the brink of death, and he motivates us to discover what drives our own passions, inspiring us to feel good by doing good. Says Okello, “I will not even think of failing. I will not even think of stopping. Because if we all had a challenge and stopped, then what would happen?”   – excerpt from “Hope North Bio”

Performance Dates: May 2, 7, 9, 14 and 15, 2015



Performance and Music by Okello Kelo Sam
Directed by Kevin R. Free
Scenery Design by Norma Lee Chartoff
Lighting Design by Charles E. Scott
Produced in conjunction with CityTech Theatreworks and Entertainment Technology Dept., Cause Effect Agency, and Jen Chapin.
At NYC College of Technology, Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay St. Brooklyn NY 11201

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