A Chitenge Story - Chinook 2019
Chinook - Backstage Theatre
A Chitenge Story written and performed by Makambe K Simamba. Directed by Kathryn Smith. Premiered March 2018, Presented by Handsome Alice Theatre in Calgary, AB. A Canadian college student journeys deep into the sounds, smells, and spirits of Zambia. Surrounded by family, she is steeped in a single secret: that she has returned to her ancestral home with a singular mission: to find the identity of a man who abused her as a child and take justice into her own hands. A Chitenge Story is a young woman's autobiographical account of releasing trauma, embracing heritage, and uncovering her ultimate healing.