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The Protest Series: Black Lives Matter [Audio Described and Transcript]

The Protest is a series of six pieces released during lockdown by black creators in our writing community as a response to the killing of George Floyd, and its impact on black Britons. Content warning: the following films all contain themes of racism. Hey Kid by Matilda Ibini [Audio Described] Matilda is a bionic playwright…

The Protest Series: Black Lives Matter

The Protest is a series of six pieces released during lockdown by black creators in our writing community as a response to the killing of George Floyd, and its impact on black Britons. Content warning: the following films all contain themes of racism. Hey Kid by Matilda Ibini Matilda is a bionic playwright and screenwriter.…

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#AllofUs Redundancy Care Campaign

Created by Black Womxn In Theatre (BWIT) and Eclipse Theatre, in partnership with the Bush Theatre, the #AllofUs Redundancy Care Campaign is an immediate response to support Black, Asian, ethnically diverse and migrant arts workers facing redundancy.  We will provide assistance to those in financial crisis and suffering from anxiety, as well as a four-week…

Treading Water by Ava Wong Davies

Ava Wong Davies opens up about her personal experiences and struggle to meet the expectations associated with being a writer. I worry that I have a small imagination. I worry that I don’t get ideas. I talk to the other writers on EWG and it seems like they have notebooks stuffed with pages full of…

Ambreen Razia: ‘Show the West the pain they’ve caused…the colonial trauma inflicted on your ancestors’

Monday – ‘I hid his firearms’ she said through her chestnut eyes, her finger tips lightly touching one another, blonde highlights through her Pakistani hair, each strand telling me who she used to be. ‘This country’s failed me’, her words bouncing off her majesty’s walls, I sit opposite her with my name, she sits opposite…

the lonely creative. by Robyn London

I have spent my life immersed in creativity.  As a guide, passion or perhaps what others may interpret as an unrealistic dream.  It is embedded within my earliest memories. It has nurtured my soul. There is beauty in the moments of creativity that healed parts of me, that I didn’t realise were broken. Memories of…

Our doors are closed for now, but our work continues

LGBT+ History Month: A Spotlight on Bloom Theatre

Bush Staff Recommends: LGBT+ Books

Lauren Clancy: “What can our next government do for the arts?”

Black History Month: A Conversation with Ryan Calais Cameron

Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide

Elephant West and Bush Theatre announce a digital collaboration

Accessibility in Theatre: Telling d/Deaf Narratives

Bush Staff Recommends: LGBT+ Artists

Changing the face of LGBTQIA+ Casting

Bringing black critics into the room: A conversation with Bridget Minamore

Windrush Legacy: the silencing of past work by artists of colour

Winsome Pinnock’s Leave Taking Preface: “Reaching out for life in a new country”

Meet the Writer: Kalungi Ssebandeke

Arinzé Kene’s Misty Preface: “What’s a black play?”

Emerging Writers’ Group: Playwriting Tips #1

Why writers’ faces matter: “A radical interpretation of what theatre looks like now”

Zain Dada, our Community Intern, on why seeing the faces of the writers we programme matters. He looks forward to the Bush Theatre’s 2018 Season. “Diversity,” a term so egregiously applied that its usage has become a tired refrain in the arts and cultural sector.  Once arts institutions, galleries and theatres catch on to terminology, language…

Winsome Pinnock introduces Passing the Baton

Meet the Writers: Announcing the Bush 2018 Season

Madani Younis, Bush Artistic Director, Introduces the Bush 2018 Season Monica, Javaad, Ben, Estelle, Arinzé, Vinay, Jaz and Winsome. These are our writers: bold, fresh voices that drive to the heart of what it means to be all the kinds of people you see everyday in our city. Some of their names may already be…

Joint Statement on the Theatre Industry

Following the reports and allegations of the last two weeks, first in America and, more recently, closer to home, we have come together to make clear that there can be no place for sexual harassment or abuse of power in our industry. We salute the bravery of everyone who calls out this abusive behaviour. We support a theatre culture that empowers people to speak up: a…

Community Intern Diary | Zain Dada #1

Dramatic Monologues Workshop

The Bush has opened invitations to a workshop on dramatic monologues, designed to help emerging playwrights develop their stories for the stage. You’ll need to bring a monologue you’ve been working on – no more than 3-5 pages. When: Tue 12 Sep 2017, 3-6pm Where: Reading Room, Bush Theatre How much: Free (but book a…

BushGreen Loves: Black Plays Archive

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