Black Lives, Black Words: The Show

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?’

Opening performance by Kenrick Sandy (Boy Blue Entertainment).

Followed by eight fifteen-minute staged readings from some of the most ground-breaking contemporary BAME playwrights and directed by our ADF Directors.

How to Make Love to a Muslim Without Freaking Out by Omar El-Khairy, directed by Taio Lawson

Prodigal by Sharmila Chauhan, directed by Lakesha Arie-Angelo

Manifesto by Courttia Newland, directed by Tarek Iskander

What Would Quentin Do by Deborah Williams, directed by Brigitte Adela

Timbuktu by Ryan Calais-Cameron, directed by Anthony Nyagah

Here Comes the Bride by Milli Bhatia, directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

His Life Matters by Yolanda Mercy, directed by Linda Miller

All the Colours by Davina Cole, directed by Miranda Cromwell

£5 entry (7.30pm – 10pm)

 

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