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by Kuumba Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective (UK)



Kuumba Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective (UK)

 60 minutes with no intermission

Age Guidance: 12+

Thursday, July 21st, at 7 pm

Friday, July 22nd, at 7 pm

Saturday, July 23rd, at 9 pm

Workshop Offering


Kuumba Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective (UK)

Satrday July 23rd

10am to 1pm

For more information on Physical Festival workshops, click here.


OFFIE Award 2022 Best performer in a production - Amantha Edmead


OFFIE Award 2022 Best supporting performer in a production - Angie Amra Anderson


Winner - Best Ensemble Award Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 


“Every so often there is a piece that touches the soul. SOLD is one such show” ***** Music Theatre Review


“To be free is very sweet”

When one woman tells of her extraordinary journey to overcome the brutality of slavery, she becomes a beacon for the British anti-slavery movement. Born into slavery in the British colony of Bermuda, Mary Prince went on to become an auto-biographer and champion of freedom. Her book had an electrifying effect on the abolitionist movement helping to free many Africans in bondage. Through theatre, song, music, drumming and dance, this masterpiece of Black British theatre is inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot.


Kuumba Nia Arts (KNA) was founded in 2009 to bring African and Caribbean peoples’ histories and contemporary stories to life through theatre and film. Our storytelling theatre form is a fusion of drama, song, dance and ritual linked to Caribbean and African roots. We celebrate and explore the black experience in all its shades, sharing universal stories through an Afro-Caribbean lens. We create theatre, workshops, projects and deliver film screenings.


Unlock the Chains Collective was founded in 1986 by Euton Daley to explore performance poetry as a theatrical form and to develop a dialogue with various social struggles at the time. Dormant for over 20 years, we reformed in 2013 to continue the journey and give Black artists a performance platform and to present black experiences and cultural forms.  


All performances are at The Den Theater

(1331 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622)

Box Office: 773-697-3830


The Theatre is ADA Accessible through an elevator from the 1st to the 2nd floor. Please ask for Box Office assistance when you require their usage.

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