Chanje Kunda – Plant Fetish


  • Touring windowPlant Fetish is available for touring in spring / autumn 2020
  • CreditsCommissioned by Eclipse, HOME and ARC as part of Slate: Black. Arts. World.
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Take a Leaf out of Chanje Kunda’s Book

Performance artist Chanje Kunda was suffering with stress and anxiety when she first discovered that plants soothe the soul.
She then learnt that some women in Mexico, fed up with men, were getting married to trees. Trees aren’t very talkative, but they are tall, do great things for the planet, and are renowned for their wood. Chanje was inspired and fell in love with plants.

This show maps her journey, taking the audience on an hilarious rollercoaster through social media FOMO, dating disasters, and EMDR therapy. The show features a harem of stunning tropical plants, dramatic narrative and metaphors of growth and renewal. The show ends on a climax…

‘The humour with which she shares these stories is palpable.’ ★★★★ Quays Life

‘A brilliant meditative piece on the complexities of black women’s mental health.’ Audience Member

An emotional rollercoaster of a play.’ – Mancunion

“Strikingly successful.’  – BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE.


2020

Tue 10 Mar, 7pm, £5
Oldham Library, Greaves St, Oldham OL1 1AL
coliseum.org.uk / 0161 624 2829

Sat 21 (4.30pm) & Sun 22 (3pm) March, £13/£11
Cage, The Vaults, Leake St, London, SE1 7NN
vaultfestival.com / 0208 050 9241

Tue 5 May, 8.30pm, £8
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB
hulltruck.co.uk / 01482 323638

Fri 15 May, 7.30pm, £12
Bury Met, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW
themet.org.uk / 0161 761 2216

Tue 26th May 7.45pm, £15
Salisbury Playhouse, Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7RA
wiltshirecreative.co.uk / 01722 320 333

Thu 28 May, 7.30pm, £12/£10
Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX
berniegrantcentre.co.uk / 020 8365 5450

Fri 29 May, 7.30pm £12/£10
Pound Arts, Pound Pill Corsham, SN13 9HX
poundarts.org.uk / 01249 701 628

Sun 28 June, 5pm, PWYD
The Holbeck, 67-71 Bath Rd, Leeds LS11 9UA
slunglow.org / boxoffice@slunglow.org

2019
Wednesday 20 – Thu 21 Nov, 7pm – Premiere
ARC 7pm
Stockton
 ARC

Wed 27 – Sat 30 Nov
HOME 7.30pm
2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15
HOME


CHANJE KUNDA is a Manchester-based playwright, poet and performance artist who performs nationally and internationally. As a poet she has performed alongside Benjamin Zephaniah and Linton Kwesi Johnson, and at the Royal Albert Hall London, Calabash Literature Festival Jamaica, Black Magic Woman Festival Amsterdam, Apples and Snakes at Soho Theatre, and the Latitude Festival. She has also been published in literary journals and anthologies, as well has having Amsterdam, a full-length solo collection published by Crocus Books. She beat off stiff competition and won The Verb’s New Voices Award run by the BBC, New Writing North, and Arts Council England. Chanje also won a year-long Artist Residency in 2012 at the Heesterveld Creative Community in the Amsterdam, where she performed extensively in the Netherlands.

#PlantFetish | www.chanjekunda.com | @ChanjeKunda


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