Good Grief by Ngozi Anyanwu

GOOD GRIEF follows Nkechi, or N—a med-school dropout, a first-generation Nigerian, a would-be goddess—as she navigates first loves and losses, and tries to find answers in her parents, the boy next door, and the stars.

“[GOOD GRIEF] dares to be as fanciful, histrionic, awkward and downright terrified as young people are in that period when the hormones kick in and emotions seesaw between extremes…Ms. Anyanwu’s language…reaches for the stars within the darkness…[a] sweet and sorrowful play.” —The New York Times. “With theatrical agility and emotional intelligence, [GOOD GRIEF] explor[es] not what grief actually looks like but what it feels like from the inside, the weird internal labyrinth that we’re forced to navigate in the wake of a great loss.” —New York Magazine. “…Anyanwu has a specific talent: She can craft an exchange in which two people reveal how much they care about each other. In GOOD GRIEF, her satisfyingly unsad tragedy…the playwright indulges that gift to its utmost…we see family members, friends or lovers express their deep attachments in light, speakable little moments.” —Time Out NY.

Good Grief by Ngozi Anyanwu


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.