Food, family, memories and the meaning of ‘home’.
Venue + Booking Details for Works Ahead at Contact
Dates: Thursday 11 + Friday 12 May 2017, 7.30pm
Venue: Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £7/4 | For £13/7 see all three Works Ahead over two nights in two venues: book a ticket for Chanje Kunda at STUN Studio at Z-arts.
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600 (all tickets booked via Contact only)
Access Information for Works Ahead at Contact
Age advisory: as Tom Cassani’s work contains imagery that some people may find disturbing, we suggest 14+ (parental/guardian discretion). Duration: the double bill lasts up to 2 hours, including an interval. Both works largely spoken English; Toni-Dee’s work includes vegan friendly food + drink. For specific age and access information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 232 6086.
“The Black British identity is endlessly complex. A combination of adaptation, absorption, and integration means our culture is never static, and is always shifting.
“Exploring home-cooked food and family trees, whilst delving into the stories that unfold in my father’s kitchen, this show examines the meaning of home, whilst reflecting on an empire’s history and Caribbean migration of the 1950s.”
Who is she?
Toni-Dee is a Leeds/Manchester-based theatre maker, collaborator, writer, and performance artist — whose current body of work explores identity politics, memory, and culture.
What people have said about My Father’s Kitchen
Works Ahead 2017 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb + Contact; supported by STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported using public funding by Arts Council England; funded by Manchester City Council.
Project Mentors: Matt Fenton + Peader Kirk