Matt Gould + Griffin Matthews
Writers and performers MATT GOULD and GRIFFIN MATTHEWS have each spent time living and working in Africa. Gould was a Peace Corps volunteer in The Islamic Republic of Mauritania from 2001-2003. Griffin visited Uganda in 2005 on an aid trip. After that trip, he started an organization, UgandaProject, aimed at helping Ugandan orphans go to school. For the last ten years, Griffin and Gould have been visiting Uganda and supporting 10 Ugandan students while writing and sharing stories about the complexity of helping.
They created WITNESS UGANDA by gathering interviews from the staff and students of UgandaProject and began weaving music through the words of the people. With those interviews as the base, they wrote a script, based on their true story, to create a full documentary musical.