Coolie: The Story of The Girmityas
BATS Theatre, The Dome, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington
08/06/2023 - 10/06/2023
Written, Performed and Composed by Nadia Freeman
Produced by Miss Leading
A chance of a lifetime!
To work and live in paradise, free travel, accommodation and food provided – The Dream.
Or nightmare for 60,000 Indian’s kidnapped or taken through coercion & blackmail to faraway countries to replace the gap left by the slavery system for something almost identical but rebranded.
Coolie: The story of the Girmityas is an immersive experience through the Pacific’s untold history of indentured labour from India to Fiji.
Join poet and music producer Miss Leading (AKA Nadia Freeman) as she performs this composition of live electronic music, poetry and song to tell the story of her ancestors.
Please note there will be a 15 minute Q&A session after the show on Friday with the President of the Fiji Indian Association.
“Freeman is an arresting performer, deeply likable and capable of slipping mercurially from one mood to another.” IRENE CORBETT Theatre Scenes
BATS Theatre, The Dome
Tues 8 – Sat 10 June 2023
Set Designer: Josiah Liston
Stage Manager: Isha Ramitha Bhatnagar-Stewart
Cast: Michael Mckeon
Script Advisor: Sameena Zehra
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