written by Sean Christopher Lewis
directed by Ariel Fristoe
performed by Adam Fristoe

Sept 15 – Nov 18
in living rooms and other intimate spaces

In 1994, a teenager on a mission trip stumbles into the genocide in Rwanda. 20 years later, a letter arrives from the boy he tried to save.

A dinner party story for the ages.

Dogs of Rwanda is produced as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN), Interact Theatre Company (Philadelphia, PA) and 16th Street Theater (Berwyn, IL). For more information please visit

Co-Artistic Director Adam Fristoe performs this intimate hour-long monologue, Dogs of Rwanda.

Adam has performed, created, directed and produced work with Out of Hand since 2001.

He has performed on stages, in fields and unusual spaces across the USA and Europe. He is classically trained, holding an MFA in Classical Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Adam can be seen on television in NCIS: New Orleans, The Originals, If Loving You is Wrong, TURN, Teen Wolf and others. His Film credits include the upcoming reboot of Jacob’s Ladder and Rob Reiner’s LBJ.

Adam is a member of Actor’s Equity and SAG-AFTRA and is thrilled to be bringing this show to Atlanta.

Thank You!


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