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Hi! I'm Rhianna. I'm a playwright, events curator, and film programmer for BFI Flare. Everything I do is focused on bringing people together in physical & virtual spaces, using creative and experimental approaches to storytelling. Through my writing, curation and events, I hope to build community and spark unexpected conversations; support and celebrate other artists; and draw attention to the (often strange) stories, critical social issues and moments in history that I want other people to know about.
As a playwright, I am a member of the Soho Six, and an alumna of the Royal Court Writers Group 2021 and the Oxford Playmakers 2022. My debut play "Samuel Takes A Break..." was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Playwriting, Highly Commended for the Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award, and will be produced in London in 2024.
My work regularly uses game-design principles, historical research, and/or community co-creation methods to explore chosen themes and source materials. In 2022-23 I was an Associate Director at leading interactive-theatre makers Coney, co-creating participatory events often inspired by activist movements, archival materials and heritage sites. In 2020 I co-founded the decolonial platform A History of Everyone Else with Meera Somji, where we curated regular events on untaught histories from the British Empire.
I grew up and am now based in London, after living in Berlin from 2018-20. I have a Double-First Class BA in Politics, Psychology & Sociology from Cambridge, and an MA from Goldsmiths in Writing for Performance & Dramaturgy.
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