Edojah : Risking It All for Freedom


Risking It All For Freedom by Edafe Okporo

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Performances at 6:30p and 8:30p, doors open 30 minutes before performances.

General Admission $25 / Center Members $20 / Students $15
Tickets sold at the door will be $30

Lyric Hall Theater – parking information
827 Whalley Ave, New Haven


Edojah: Risking It All for Freedom is a play about Edafe, a gay man from Nigeria, about his relationship with his grandmother. “There are several things that go unspoken between us, but in the silences, I feel that she gets me and believes in my ability. But if I flee Nigeria what will be the price I pay to save muself?” An African man’s journey to seek asylum in the United States.



The New Haven Pride Center provides educational, cultural and social enrichment for the LGBTQ+ community, its allies, and members, to make a positive contribution to the entire community of Greater New Haven. This Program is a part of the Center’s Center Cabaret performance series, which is one of our Arts, Culture & Humanities programming.


Edojah: Risking It All for Freedom is an official PRIDE New Haven event. Thank you to all of the PRIDE New Haven Sponsors whose support help make this event and others possible!


About the Artists

Edafe Okporo

Edafe (he/him) is a human rights activist from Nigeria, displaced in 2016 due to persecution he faced in his home country based on his sexual orientation and work as an activist. Now living in Manhattan New York, the Founder of the Pont LLC, LGBTQ+ writer and activist. His work has been deatured in NBC, CNN GREAT BIG STORY, NOWTHIS, CBC, The Advocate et, al. He is also the author of BED 26: Memoir of an African Man’s Asylum in the United States. He is currently the Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter in Harlem New York City.