Kuumba Nia Arts and Unlock the Chains Collective in association with Park Theatre present

Sold

By Amantha Edmead

WRITER & PRODUCER I AMANTHA EDMEAD
DIRECTOR, DRAMTURG & PRODUCER I EUTON DALEY
TECHNICAL STAGE MANAGER | ZOE ROGERS-HOLMAN
AFRICAN SONGS & MUSIC  | ANGIE AMRA ANDERSON
CHOREOGRAPHY | LATI SAKA
VOCAL COACH & SONG ARRANGEMENT | AYO-DELE EDWARDS
LIGHTING DESIGN & SET CONSTRUCTION | NOMI EVERALL
KUUMBA NIA ARTS PRODUCER | JOHN SAILSMAN


Amantha Edmead


Amantha is an actress, storyteller/ drama and writer.

Storytelling credits include: WOMAD and Nne Agwu storytelling festival 2015 – 2021; The Story Museum - Incredible journeys (2015), Jingles Magic Sleigh (2017), Stories from the WoodShed (2020 -2021); Oxford Cultural Education Partnership Journeys to Oxford project with primary school children (2019-20); Oxford Windrush Oral histories at Pitts Rivers and the Ashmolean Museums (2018-2020). Sheba Souls Ensemble online stories (2020).

Writing Credits include: Sonhgai (2009) -Burton Taylor Studio; The Backside Monologues (2009) – Pegasus theatre /South Street, Reading/ Harrow Arts Centre; Finding Beulah (2010)  Pegasus Theatre; On their Own Ground (2012) Off Beat Festival/ Edinburgh Fringe 2018;  Mary Prince, Her story and Me (2018) Off Beat Festival - became SOLD (2019) Old Fire Station Oxford/ North Wall/ Pleasance Attic Edinburgh fringe/ Cornerstone/ Vault festival/ Highlights/ Migration Festival/ Birmingham Fest, Park Theatre.
 

Euton Daley

Euton trained at Rose Bruford College

Director credits include: Artistic Director/CEO Pegasus Theatre, Oxford (1990-2013); Youth & Community Director, Royal Court Young People’s Theatre (1989-1990)

Theatre credits include: Writer/Director for Politics of Love (2015), #Ending the Silence (2018) Still Breathing (2021)) for Unlock the Chains Collective; Director for Winnie The Witch (2012 & 2018), Supermarket Scrooge (2019), Heidi & The Snow Globe (2020) for Wild Boor Ideas
 

Other credits: Producer for Mandala Theatre Company (2016-present); Project Manager for Dancin’ Oxford (2014-present); Visiting Course Tutor at University of Oxford (2003-2019)
 

Zoe Rogers-Holman

Trained at Guildford School of Acting BA Hons Theatre Production

Theatre credits include: Access Manager - Greenwich and Docklands International Festival Multiple venues around Greenwich and Docklands (Aug 2021); LX/ SND op - Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope Brockley Jack studio (Aug 2021); ASM dep -Theatre Monopoly life-sized life-size London (Aug 2021); Access worker - Asperger's Children R&D Trinity Laban Wolab (Aug 2021); ASM on Book - Every Seven Years Brockley Jack studio Theatre (July 2021); ASM - GSA Showcase Bellairs Theatre (Mar 2020); SM - Alice Vault Festival (the Cavan) (Feb 2020); DSM - The Duchess of Mafia Bellairs Theatre ( Feb 2020)

 

 
 
Angie Amra Anderson 


Angie trained at the Institute of African Studies, Ghana, W. Africa, The Jamaica School of Dance and SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Theatre credits include: Co-founder Ekome National Dance Company; Founder - Adinkra Dance Company; founder of AMRA Productions and first female percussionist with iconic Afro-rock band Osibisa

Angie has contributed to the research and the development of African and Caribbean arts since 1974 consolidated with extensive field research and formal tuition at renowned international institutions, including: The National Folkloric School in Havana, Cuba, Vivienne Gautier School of Dance, in Haiti and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

 

Lati Saka

Lati trained at Laban

Lati is a performer and choreographer who combines Pan African and contemporary African dance forms with modern Western techniques.

Theatre credits include: Choreographer for Still Breathing Unlock the Chains Collective; Here’s What She Said to Me & And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses Utopia Theatre

Film credits include: Let Me See a Dream The Let Me Die

 

Ayo-dele Edwards

Ayo-Dele trained at Mountview Theatre School

Theatre credits include: Black Love (Tiata Fahodzi/Paines Plough theatre company) Becoming (Stratford Circus Arts Centre); Here’s What She Said to me (UtopiaTheatre/Sheffield Theatres); The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives (Elufowoju jr Ensemble/Arcola ); Iyalode Of Eti (Duchess of Malfi) (Utopia Theatre)

Choral Arranger credits include: Sold (Kuumba Nia Arts/Northwall Theatre, Edinburgh International Festival & Vaults festival); Custody (Ovalhouse); The Burial (Stonecrabs Theatre company/Albany Theatre); The Hotel Cerise (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Iya Ile (Tiata Fahodzi/Soho Theatre)




John Sailsman

Writer director actor and founder of Unity Arts and a Co-Director of Kuumba Nia Arts.

Studied Drama Theatre at Wolverhampton

Theatre credits include:  Edinburgh Festival, Birmingham Repertory, Black Mime Theatre Company

He has continued to grow as a writer, director and producer and has followed his passion for film and multimedia with a recent MA in Film Studies from Reading University. After being introduced to Black theatrical aesthetics early in his career he has championed it in his work ever since including Black theatre symposiums and development workshops.