Homeless is an auspicious debut…Agbabiaka is a performer with the muscular fluidity of a trained dancer, the nuance of a veteran actor, and a personality that audiences can’t wait to embrace…his is a major talent that is well worth following.- George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape.
What does home look like when you are a black, gay immigrant? And where do you find it? Rotimi Agbabiaka’s “Homeless” is a sometimes funny, always poignant trek from Bulgaria to Nigeria to the United States of America.- George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape.
On his journey to find home our protagonist encounters past loves, present obligations and future fantasies. In this piece, Rotimi uses music, dance, storytelling, and shapeshifting to examine the meaning of identity in our global village.- George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape.
HOMELESS is set in an airport terminal where a queer man has to decide which flight to board in his quest to get home. Using music, dance, and interactions with various characters in diverse geographical locations, the play explores themes of identity, family, immigration, queerness, cultural baggage and dreams of a new world. What does home mean to those of us coming of age in the 21st century and how do we find it?
HOMELESS is staunchly theatrical, sometimes funny, and always poignant. Although it chronicles the specific experience of a queer, black, immigrant, the play has a broad appeal. In today’s world culture is less monolithic and personal identity is less a matter of doing the same things your parents and ancestors always did. They say that home is where the heart is. Anyone who’s ever questioned where their heart truly lies can relate to my play.