Yaw Asante is a hugely talented, award-winning young British actor who will play Zuri N’Bongo in Whistleblower’s production ‘Echoes of Ebola’ off-Broadway this June. Tickets on sale now at www.TicketCentral.com and here.
Yaw has completed seven years of classical acting training, both at the industry-sponsored BRIT School for Performing Arts in the United Kingdom, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where, upon graduation, he was selected to be a member of the New York Academy Company 2015/2016.
At the BRIT school Yaw received the award for excellence in acting, and upon graduation from the AADA he was given the Jehlinger Award for Best Male Actor.
‘Echoes of Ebola’, a fictional play about a sinister depopulation agenda in Africa, using the demand for vaccinations against a killer virus to sterilize men and women, will catapult Yaw straight to an off-Broadway theater, and he says he is hugely excited about the role: “It is the terrible horrors in this world that initially molded me into becoming an artist. There was really nothing else I wanted to do, and I love what I do. In ‘Echoes of Ebola’ I play a virus survivor who does not believe what he is being told about a so-called cure, and seemingly with good reason. It is my character who eventually lifts the lid on the whole vaccination and depopulation cover-up. Zuri is a desperate, angry man and I am looking forward to the challenge of bringing him to life.”
‘Echoes of Ebola’ director Zenon Kruszelnicki recently directed Yaw in a production of Duncan MacMillan’s ‘Monster’.
“Yaw showed what an extraordinary actor he is in Monster,” said Zenon. “When he auditioned for ‘Echoes of Ebola’ his pain, his longing, his frustration and his fury shone through so clearly. We were delighted to cast him for our debut summer production.”
Before rehearsals begin for ‘Echoes of Ebola’, Yaw will first star in two short plays, ‘Pack’ and ‘Normal’, as part of the BritBits9 Theatrical Festival of all things British.
He is also due to perform at Scranton Shakespeare Festival this July, where he will be playing Banquo in Macbeth, and Marcus Lycus in his American musical debut ‘A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum’.