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Public Showing

The Things Around Us

February 9-11, 2024

Poncho Forum

Join Seattle Rep's The Other Season new play development lab for a public work-in-progress showing of The Things Around Us by Ahamefule J. Oluo.

This solo musical and narrative stage show is a collection of seemingly unrelated stories and anecdotes that swirl and dance with a live musical score created through looped trumpet, clarinet, and drums. From acclaimed Seattle musician and writer Ahamefule J. Oluo (Now I’m Fine; Susan at On the Boards), this dark and humorous, uplifting and bleak, deep and silly work is about trying and failing to find order in chaos.


As both a speaker and a musician, Ahamefule J. Oluo specializes in mellow anxiety. It’s a smooth but layered style that makes them highly agreeable to listen to and at the same time unexpectedly moving. The concentrated emotional force lurking in their ease of manner sneaks up on you.

The New York Times

Meet the Artists

Ahamefule J. Oluo

Creator & Performer

Roya Amirsoleymani

Creative Producer

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New Play Program

The Other Season

Through year-round readings, residencies, and workshops, we offer artists personalized support for their projects and introduce them to our Seattle Rep community of artists and audiences.