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PREVIEW: zAmya Theater Project’s Locked In: Care-Fully Breaking Free (Plymouth Congregational Church)

A collage of photos from zAmya’s Locked In: Carefully Breaking Free, which will be presented at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis, MN on May 28 at 6 PM.

zAmya Theater Project – a transformational, social justice-driven theatre organization in Minneapolis – will present its latest work, Locked In: Care-Fully Breaking Free. This play investigates systems of care from the inside and outside, as well as systems of public health and housing. True to zAmy’as mission, it is created in partnership with the Twin Cities chapter of Campaign Against Racism and Adrian Jackson, founder of Cardboard Citizens in the UK.

Cardboard Citizens in the UK, often called the only homeless people’s professional theatre company in the United Kingdom, was founded by Jackson in 1991. Its groundbreaking approach to artmaking includes being a leading practitioner of the Theatre of the Oppressed theatre form – a movement that centers the audience in the performance process. (Jackson is also the author of a translation of August Boals’ seminal writings on the theatrical aesthetic.)

zAmya’s production of Locked In: Care-Fully Breaking Free will anchor Adrian Jackson’s artist residency with zAmya. Jackson, who was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his 25 years of artmaking, will work with zAmya to demonstrate the Theatre of the Oppressed technique known as Forum and Legislative Theatre, which has been deployed across the world in a wide variety of circumstances where groups are interested in using theater to better understand their worlds and to challenge oppression where they meet it.

Locked In will offer an interactive and healing space for community members and policy makers to work across ideological divides and engage in transformative change through generating solutions. It will be based on content developed during a three-day Forum and Legislative Theatre training at the beginning of May with people who are or have been unhoused, and people who support them as caregivers, mutual aid activists, and health care providers.

  • Who: zAmya Theater Project
  • What: Locked In: Care-fully Breaking Free
  • When: Tuesday, May 28th from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Where: Plymouth Congregational Church (1919 La Salle Ave in Minneapolis)
  • Tickets: Registration is encouraged but not required; sliding scale tickets including free available online via Eventbrite.


  • Additional information:
    • Doors open 30 minutes to show time.

    • ASL interpretation will be provided.

    • $10 gift cards are available for audience members bringing the lived experience of homelessness.

    • View a trailer for the original Locked In, created in 2021.

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