Performance artist Chanje Kunda was suffering with stress and anxiety and discovered that plants reduce stress. She then learnt that some women in Mexico, fed up with men, were getting married to trees. The 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 surrendered to this notion. She fell in love with plants, fleshy succulents, monstera’s hand shaped leaves, venus flytrap, the twining of a creeper. The pressures of life drifted away.
This show maps her journey, and will feature a hareem of stunning tropical plants that dress the stage. There will be music, and movement combined with dramatic narrative and metaphors of seeds, and growth and renewal, and the show will end on a climax…
Plant Fetish is a work in progress.
Directed by: Darren Pritchard
Dramaturgy by: Gerry Potter
Seed funded by Divergency
“Chanje Kunda defies expectations by adopting a tongue-in-cheek style closer to an autobiographical comedian… Kunda generates a naturally warm and appealing personality that keeps the audience riveted to her story… As a work-in-progress, [Plant Fetish] is strikingly successful.” – British Theatre Guide
“[Plant Fetish] generates a joyful energy… A timely and empowering tale of the benefits of embracing foliage over FOMO, the beauty that can be found within imperfection, and the transformative power of nature.” – Circles & Stalls
“Chanje Kunda’s witty, playful personality radiates throughout the performance, resulting in an engaging and delightfully entertaining show. I am definitely going to take a leaf out of Kunda’s book and buy more plants for my house!” – The Play’s The Thing
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