Sacrifice is the true story of a woman battling power to save her disabled daughter from the devastating time-honoured tradition of child marriage in rural Africa. Child marriage has been an epidemic around the world for all of living memory. In a man’s world that silences women’s voices and shackles their hopes and ambitions, Aneno, a devoted wife and loving mother, confronts physical danger and risky strategies to follow her heart with nothing but courage and the instincts of a mother lioness to her name.
Tina Tieno was born and raised in Kenya, where storytelling was an integral part of her upbringing. A native speaker of Swahili and other African languages, she has since lived and trained in Performing Arts in the US and UK. She recently graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with a Master of Arts in Classical Acting for Professional Theatre, where her love of storytelling expanded into writing. She will be premiering her play, Sacrifice, at VAULT Festival in March 2023. Sacrifice is a true story about child marriage, a mother’s courage, and the damaging effects that are perpetuated through generations. It celebrates the unsung heroes who have been instrumental in her life.
Cast & Creative Team Written and Performed by: TINA TIENO
Director: GABRIELLE MOLETA
Creative Advisor: BRIGID PANET
Producer: TINA TIENO
Movement Consultant/Editor: JONATHAN YOUNG
Lighting: AVERY ELLIOTT
Marketing Consultant: ALEX CHISHOLM
Photography: SIMON ANNAND
Capture Team: JAMIE ISBELL, JONNIE HALDON, JOEL CARR