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 playwright and performance artist. Her latest show Plant Fetish is in development and early sharing of it were showcased at Emergency live art Festival in 2018 and will feature in the PUSH Festival at HOME theatre in Manchester in January 2019. More info can be found here https://www.chanjekunda.com/plant-fetish/
She won the BBC’s Verb New Voices Award which led her to to produce her last full-length stage show SUPERPOSITION, which is toured nationally Autumn 2017/ Spring 2018. See www.chanjekunda.com/superposition
Her previous theatre show ‘Amsterdam’ : an ambitious full length show fusing theatre, spoken word, music, toured nationally and internationally to festivals as prestigious as the National Arts Festival, South Africa, the 969 Festival in Johannesburg, HIFA (Harare International Festival) and Africa Utopia at the Southbank in London. The production was nominated for both the Manchester Evening News, and the Alfred Fagon Awards. She also had a monologues entitled ‘The Universe Was Conspiring Against Me for 7 Years’ and ”Ashanti Gold’ performed at the Royal Exchange as part of ‘Come Closer’, a festival of new writing .
Her debut Collection of poetry ‘Amsterdam’ is published by Crocus Books and can be bought from amazon.co.uk or directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.