by Kuumba Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective (UK)
by Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective (UK)
Thursday, July 16th, at 7pm
Friday, July 17th, at 7pm
Sunday, July 18th, at 7pm
All performances are at Theater Wit
(1229 W. Belmont Ave.)
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.
Taught by Kuumbia Nia Arts & Unlock the Chains Collective (UK)
Thursday, July 16th
10am to 1pm
For more information on Physical Festival workshops, click here.
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.