Ragamuffin was one of the Eighties' most successful and groundbreaking theatrical productions. Set in the Supreme Court of African Justice, the play presents the trial of Ragamuffin, an allegorical character drawn from the black urban experience. Indicted for his role in criminalising the black community, he is defended as a disaffected black revolutionary, following in the footsteps of Haiti's national hero, Toussant L'Ouverture.
Amani Naphtali was a founder member of Double Edge Theatre Company. His plays include Song of Songs, a historical fantasy, and a rap musical entitled Vibes from the Scribes. He wrote and directed the film The Black Bohemians and the short film Circles of Fire.