Devised by the Company
Directed by Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
"They will remember that we were sold, but not that we were strong. They will remember that we were bought but not that we were brave."
William Prescott, 1937 (former slave)
For centuries, people, goods and ideas were traded around the Atlantic Ocean between Europe, West Africa and the Americas. This triangular trade profoundly affected the lives of the people living on these continents. And the exchanges, enslavement and uprisings that took place have shaped the world in which we live today.
The Talawa Young People's Theatre (TYPT) performers have explored the themes of resistance arising from this major period in world history and created an intensely imaginative multi-artform performance for International Slavery Remembrance Day.
"The creation process for this layered site responsive trilogy has inspired us to continue to be empowered, in seeking out what Liberty, Equality and Fraternity means to us from a personal, and international perspective. We hope that Sold is an experience that translates a turbulent and emotional episode of world history, by honouring the spirit of resistance through the centuries."
Elizabeth Bisola Alabi
Allia Janay Christie
Director: Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh
Musical Director Dominique le Gendre
Movement Coral Messam
Designer Emily Fletcher-Stuart
Sound Designer Dee Bennett
Creative Assistant Emmanual Koduah