Talawa Theatre Company

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is Britain's primary Black led theatre company.


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We have a fantastic FREE workshop for Black artists, playwrights, poets, director and makers living/based in/around Nottingham. CRAFTING A STORY will be led by Birmingham Rep Associate Director Dan Bailey and Talawa’s Literary Associate Jane Fallowfield. 
Dig deeper into the stories you want to tell and how you tell them 
Whether you are a writer or a maker, this workshop will offer you tools to help you see your ideas clearly and shape your story for the stage. 
WHEN: Tuesday 17th July, from 6.30pm to 9pm 
See Talawa.com for more – link in bio
Doña Croll played Cleopatra – the first Black actress in the UK to do so – in the Talawa Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman co-production of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra. It was another Talawa first, and one for UK theatre too – the first Black Cleopatra on the UK stage. 
At the time, Doña said: "White actresses play her as a sexy queen. I play the politics and power. Any woman that runs a country and turns it around is not a bimbo. She is somewhere between Maya Angelou and Tina Turner ... the fable of the white Cleopatra is just another way of bleaching out history, cutting the nose of the Sphinx." You can find out more by visiting talawa.com (link in bio) 
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There are just 12 tickets left to see SUPERHOE by Nicôle Lecky, playing as part of #TalawaFirsts at Rich Mix on Thursday 28th June, doors open 7pm. 
There's  a bar and the venue is fully accessible. The show will be BSL interpreted. 
BOOK via Talawa.com (£5)
We're delighted to announce that we'll be performing extracts from Sam Selvon's THE LONELY LONDONERS at City Hall on Saturday 30th June, as part of the #Windrush70 celebrations. 
We'll be there alongside Kwame Kwei-Armah and Afua Hirsch. 
Looking forward to it. 
Make your FREE booking from the events section at London.gov.uk - look for ARRIVAL 
#theatre #cityhall #london #windrush #arrivalldn
Come and see new work by a collective of Black D/deaf and/or disabled artists, writers and theatre makers supported by Talawa and Graeae - Friday 22 July, Venue 2, Rich Mix, E1 6LA, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Venue is fully accessible.
There will be BSL interpretation.

BOOK from link in bio.

#TalawaFirsts #Theatre #InstaTheatre #disabled
We're really looking forward to the collective of Black D/deaf and/or disabled artists, writers, and theatre makers taking over #TalawaFirsts on Friday 22 June at 7.30pm. Doors open 7pm. 
The event takes place @richmixlondon and is fully accessible. There will be BSL interpretation. 
Tickets are £5 from link in bio 
#theatre #InstaTheatre
We're delighted to announce casting for Talawa Firsts 2018 - A PLACE FOR WE by Archie Maddocks, which will play at RICH MIX, Thursday 21 June.

You’ll remember Trevor from the smash-hit Royal Exchange and Talawa Theatre Company co-production of Guys & Dolls, where he played Arvide Abernathy, and of course from his long-standing career.


KWAMI ODOOM – Keron / Young Clarence 
Kwami will be known to you from his role as Ethan in Inua Ellams’ outstanding success at the National Theatre with Barbershop Chronicles

JENNY RAINSFORD – Tasha / Bar Waitress 
TVs Fleabag, and films like Prometheus will be how you know Jenny

Actress, artist and writer, Louise is known to theatre audiences for her work in The Sound of Music, Romeo & Juliet, and to TV audiences for Sherlock

TOM MCKAY – Austin /George 
Tom has worked work with Kwame Kwei Armah and on stages as diverse as Donmar, Arcola, and The Globe, and on TV in The White Queen and The Winter’s Tale

Find out more, and book: https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/theatre/talawa-firsts-2018-place-we-archie-maddocks-dir-emily-aboud

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Casting for tonight's breathtakingly audacious and moving play by Amanda Wilkin AND I DREAMT I WAS DROWNING is:


Amanda Wilkin's dystopian AND I DREAMT I WAS DROWNING is her debut play.

Where can you call home?

We are not over stating it when we say, this is an extraordinary piece of writing.

Come and see it perfomed at Venue 2, Rich Mix London on Thursday 14th June at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

If you haven't yet bought your ticket, please do via link in bio. You can also pay at the Rich Mix Box Office when you arrive. Doors open 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm tonight. Come.

#Theatre #TalawaFirsts #Stage #Refugees #Immigration #HostileEnvironment
A PLACE FOR WE by Archie Maddocks

Clarence doesn’t want things to change. But Brixton is changing around him. His traditional West Indian funeral parlour must adapt to survive, or stay true to tradition and risk everything. 
Archie is an emerging playwright, with work produced at the Bush Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Orange Tree Theatre, Royal Court, and New York's New Light Theatre. 
A PLACE FOR WE, was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize from a submission pile of 1900 and was also shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award in 2017.

You have to see A PLACE FOR WE at #TalawaFirsts @richmixlondon on Thursday 21 June at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Link in bio 
#Theatre #TalawaFirsts #Stage #Gentrification #Brixton
AND I DREAMT I WAS DROWNING is the stunning debut play by Amanda Wilkin, directed by Monique Touko. You can see this timely, lyrical, moving, intelligent and sensitive play @richmixlondon as part of #TalawaFirsts on Thursday 14th June 2018. 
AND I DREAMT I WAS DROWNING presents a powerful, dystopian vision of the world today. 
Link in bio. Tickets are just £5. 
#theatre #refugees #immigration #windrush #hostileenvironment

IMAGE - a poem by Nayyirah Waheed.
We're not done yet ... Sarah Jewel is a singer-songwriter & musician from East London, said to be influenced by any and every genre of music that attracts her ear such as RnB, Jazz, NeoSoul, Deep House, Indie and a plethora of alternative genres.

BOOK via Talawa.com 
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And ... Tarik Elmoutawakil is an artist, programmer & community organiser based at The Marlborough Theatre in Brighton UK. His recent work includes Brownton Abbey, an Afro-Futures Performance Party that centres QTIPOC.

Tarik is fixated on themes of queer resistance via elevation, celebration, and centring of otherness. Join Tarik and the rest of the Bring Me In: Getting In panel on June 11 at Shoreditch Town Hall

BOOK via Talawa.com 
#TalawaFirsts #Theatre