Freedom Singer

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Co-created by Khari Wendell McClelland and Andrew Kushnir with Jodie Martinson, FREEDOM SINGER honours one of the country’s essential historical narratives: the Underground Railroad.

FREEDOM SINGER is a a new documentary theatre piece produced by Project: Humanity in association with Crow’s Theatre and Urban Ink Productions.

We are holding a week-long rehearsal workshop and performance that retraces the steps of Khari Wendell McClelland’s great-great-great grandmother Kizzy, while personalizing the music that likely accompanied her as she escaped slavery and sought refuge to Canada via the Underground Railroad.

On the evening of October 18th, Urban Ink will be hosting a reading of latest draft of FREEDOM SINGER at 7:30pm, The Anderson Street Space (1405 Anderson Street, Granville Island). Seating is very limited. Please RSVP to programs@urbanink.ca


Project: Humanity is a Toronto-based company raising awareness of social issues through the arts, with a strong emphasis on youth engagement. Their highly-acclaimed works The Middle Place and Small Axe have positioned them as a leading developer of verbatim theatre in the country.