We are delighted to welcome Kianna to the China Plate team.
Over the next couple of weeks, as part of a Cultural Internship from the University of Birmingham, Kianna will be working alongside the team on To The Streets as we begin rehearsals for concert performances this summer!
Can you introduce yourself?
Hello! I am a 21-year-old actress and singer songwriter seeking to expand my horizons and acquire new skills in various roles within the arts. In my mind, I’m like a cat who thinks she has nine lives because she wants to do it all! The sky is the limit, as they say. I also love travelling and spending quality time with family and friends. Last but not least, I’m a huge foodie, and you can often find me ordering the entire menu!
If you were to describe your character in three words, what would they be?
Smiley, dramatic, eccentric
What are you hoping to do now that you’ve graduated from university?
Now that I have graduated, my goal is to take advantage of all the free time I have. After studying for as long as I can remember, the prospects of putting down my books and embarking on the real world excites me.
I intend to write more songs, spend more time in the studio, and explore everything I can about all aspects of THE ARTS! There are many avenues for me to explore and I hope to be involved in many more projects like this one in the future. Not to mention, my first dystopian novel is in the works. In the meantime, I need to catch up on some sleep, preferably on a sunny island.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
Dance is something I love, especially commercial and contemporary styles. A trip abroad and participating in adventurous activities are always something I’m looking forward to. Even so, I still enjoy more relaxed hobbies such as reading or spending an evening at the cinema over some nachos (with jalapeños).
What excites you about working with China Plate and on To The Streets?
Having the opportunity to work with a team that shares the same passion and interests as I do is extremely exciting. I was particularly drawn to working with China Plate on To The Streets as I am particularly interested in musicals that address critical and under-represented events. We live in a world where stories have such power and meaning. Such a musical is an excellent way to ensure that marginalised groups’ historical stories don’t remain untold. I think this musical shows that we can all learn something from one another, and what a great way to do so, immersed in theatre.
If you would like to find out more about To The Streets, please visit: tothestreets.co.uk/