Artistic Directors of the Future presents the UK premiere of Black Lives, Black Words.
Oladipo Agboluaje, Gbolahan Obisesan, Firdos Ali, Mojisola Adebayo, Max K, Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, Trish Cooke, I.K Ssebandeke, Somalia Seaton, and Theresa Ikoko. Directed by ADF directors.
Please note: plays by Somalia Seaton and Mojisola Adebayo will be presented at a later date and therefore will not be presented on the 27 October at the Bush Theatre.
The play series is tied in with a shared project initiated by the award -winning American playwright Reginald Edmund, who produced the USA premiere at the Greenhouse Theatre in Chicago in July 2015. Black Lives, Black Words aims to explore the black diaspora experiences in some of the largest multicultural cities in the world, Chicago, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Baltimore and London to investigate the question ‘Do black lives matter today?’
This project will serve as a comparative study to raise awareness of the shared and different transatlantic experiences in the black community and evaluate the impact it has had on the black community at large.