The Home of Poet, Playwright and Performance Artist Chanje Kunda
‘Chanje’s writing is exceptionally evocative…‘ Kevin Jamieson, Senior Producer HOME
‘ Exceeds all expectations of a one-woman performer’ Allie Liu The Mancunion (MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS)
‘Highly imaginative…so lively and moving that there can be no barriers to audiences having a very good time indeed.’
WHAT’S ON STAGE ****
Chanje Kunda has had a prolific career as an international performance poet. As her ambitions evolved she has moved into the world of publishing and theatre. She is currently touring ‘Amsterdam’ : an ambitious full length show fusing theatre, spoken word, music and movement into the high powered, super-modern 21st century play of love and lust. She is also in the process of developing a new solo show entitled ‘Superposition’.
Her debut Collection of poetry ‘Amsterdam’ (on which the play is based) is Out Now from Crocus Books and can be bought from amazon.co.uk or directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
As a playwright Chanje has had 2 full length plays produced. Her first was entitled ‘Blue Black Sister’ (2009), and had a run at the Royal Exchange Studio following the emphatic response to a preview of the piece at a new writing showcase entitled Blue 6. Her second play entitled ‘Amsterdam’, adapted from her book of poetry, toured throughout the UK in 2014/15. It toured South Africa in 2016, being featured on the main programme at The National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and the 969 Festival in Johannesburg. The play was nominated for Best Studio Production. She also had a monologue entitled ‘The Universe Was Conspiring Against Me for 7 Years’ performed at the Royal Exchange as part of ‘Come Closer’, a festival of new writing . She is currently writing her 3rd play.
As a performance Artist Chanje has been experimenting with an abstract and pictorial style of performance, since working with director and performance artist Juliet Ellis. Chanje has produced a piece of performance art entitled #ICantBreathe for digital media as a way of using art as activism. She is also working on a performance art piece entitled ‘Superposition’ that explores perceptions of the female body and sensuality. She is also a part of a performance art collective called Divergency, based in Manchester,