Grace Aki’s To Free a Mockingbird to make International Debut at EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2024

Reported on Monday, June 10, 2024

Pictured Above: Grace Aki. Photo Credit: Contributed.

Aki will make her acting and playwriting international debut at the Fringe


New York, NY – Grace Aki’s solo play To Free a Mockingbird will have its international debut this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world’s largest performance arts festival. The production will play a full run at The Royal Scots Club (29-31 Abercromby Pl, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, UK) from August 5 to August 24.

Following her Best Actor Win at SheNYC, and recent industry performance hosted by KGM Theatricals, Aki will make her acting and playwriting international debut at the Fringe. To Free a Mockingbird won the AUDIENCE CHOICE award at ATL Fringe in 2021 and was voted a Theater Best Bets by ARTS ATL. Aki was nominated for Broadway World’s Best Actor and Best Play Off Off Broadway in 2022.

“A cross between Nanette by Hannah Gadsby and Elaine Stritch at Liberty Hall, I laughed and cried at the same time” – ARTS ATL


“Raw in a way that surprised me… as hours have passed and as I’ve reflected on it, To Free a Mockingbird just resonates in my head” – Benjamin Carr IMPACTED

About to To Free a Mockingbird
To Free a Mockingbird is a play combining storytelling and stand-up. The story of a family’s journey from Japan through the American South. A solo work with family secrets and lessons on how our stories get told. To Free A Mockingbird is a vulnerable and daring piece, filled with effortless humor and honesty. This is her story and maybe yours as well. After all, generational trauma is…funny. She’s here to rebuild and tear down the past, brick by brick.

Tickets available here and 

Photo by Mindy Tucker @withreservation

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