22nd – 24th November.
Inspired by the life of Nina Simone.
Written and performed by Apphia Campbell (USA, UK).
Building from the big success of her play Woke in late January in The Hague, the Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell brings Black is the Color of my Voice to the Netherlands for the first time.
This acclaimed and thought-provoking play with music was originally produced in Shanghai by Play the Spotlight Theatre, where Campbell works as one of the city’s most-in demand performers.
Inspired by the life and civil rights activism of the legendary Nina Simone, the story follows the fictional character of Mena Bordeaux, a successful jazz singer seeking salvation after the untimely death of her father, intertwining her political engagement and devastating events such as the Alabama church bombing and death of Dr Martin Luther king. Sitting alone in her room, she reflects on her journey through life which started as a young piano prodigy, destined for a life in the services of the church, to soon becoming a renowned jazz vocalist.