Ifrah Mansour Mini-Residency April 7-14 2018

In April 2018, theater artist Ifrah Mansour toured her show “How to Have Fun in a Civil War” to St. Cloud and Mankato. In the show, Mansour revisits her childhood memories from the 1991 Somali civil war to confront violent history with humor and provide a voice for the stories of children.

“How to Have Fun in a Civil War” is a one-act, 70-minute multimedia play, which explores war from an idyllic viewpoint of a 7-year-old Somali girl. The play layers multiple narratives taken from 16 anonymous community interviewees to tell a captivating story about resilience while pushing the audience to engage in a healing process that is still raw for survivors of the war.