Watch Homecoming by Cheta Igbokwe on YouTube

Jul 13, 2023

Homecoming a play by Cheta Igbokwe chronicles the life of Nwakibe, a retired head teacher and catechist, who embarks on a mission to find his missing son. It also follows Johnson, a writer, in search of a story for his new book. It is a story of quest, love, discovery, and how what one finds in life is capable of slipping through one’s hands.

It is now available on YouTube.

Directed by Ugochukwu Ugwu.

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY- Workshop, The Maestro Theatre Company, 2021

PRODUCTION HISTORY - University, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2021

AWARDS - Winner, ANA Prize for Drama , Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), 2021

Cheta Igbokwe is currently an MFA Playwriting candidate at the University of Iowa, United States. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he also edited the University of Nigeria’s students’ journal, The Muse, Number 48; a journal founded by Chinua Achebe in 1963. He is a 2019 alumnus of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus Trust Creative Writing Workshop. He wrote the screenplay of Island of Happiness—a film which has been described by the Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, as “a magnificent work of art.”

The play has been published by Noirledge.