Below is a overview of my playwriting - both produced and in development.
Commissioned to write a new play by the Soho Theatre, as part of the Soho Six scheme.
My play will be co-produced by Broccolli Arts, a company producing work for stage and page, primarily for/by/about lesbian, bisexual & queer people who experience misogyny.
Read more about the Soho Six here.
ROYAL COURT / OMNIBUS THEATRE
"Samuel Takes A Break in Male Dungeon No. 5 After A Long But Generally Successful Day of Tours"*
The full-length version of this play was developed through the Royal Court Intro Group 2021, mentored by Miriam Battye. It has received dramaturgical support from many people, including Jane Fallowfield, Lucy Morrison & Nkechinyere Nwobani-Akanwo (Royal Court), Marie McCarthy (Omnibus Theatre), and David Lane (Goldsmiths University).
This play was Highly Commended for the Soho Theatre's Verity Bargate Award, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Playwriting, shortlisted for Channel 4's 4stories scheme, and longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2022.
I translated Samuel Takes A Break... into a pilot TV script called Happy Year of Return, commissioned by Expanded Media and produced for a Sky Table Read in May 2023. This reading was directed by Daniel Bailey (Bush Theatre).
The play is about a tour-guide called Samuel, who leads daily history tours for tourists during Ghana's Year of Return, at a slave castle that is not dissimilar to Cape Coast Castle.
"WE ARE HERE TO MAKE CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
This short play was developed over a 6-months project through the Royal Court's SW1 programme. I worked with a group of teenage actors from schools in London to develop this play, which was then performed in March 2022 on the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. The play explores the tensions and privileges around climate change activism, youth empowerment and tokenism.
Directed by malakaï sargeant.
Dramaturgy by Nkechinyere Nwobani-Akanwo and Ellie Fulcher.
Big thanks also to the whole Royal Court's Open Court team, and Associate Director Hamish Pirie.
"A Memorial for the Homosexuals Persecuted Under National Socialism between 1933-1945"
A Memorial... was developed through the Oxford Playhouse Playmakers scheme, mentored by playwright Clare Bayley. This play explores German national history and queer / lesbian relationships over the 20th and 21st century, all through the lens of an arguably choatic film-based memorial.
An extract was performed at the Oxford Playhouse in July 2022.
Directed by Ben Grant.
Dramaturgy by Clare Bayley and the Oxford Playmakers 2021-22.
ACT II FESTIVAL
A short play commissioned by ACT II in 2020, a theatre festival hosted at the Arcola Theatre (postponed due to covid-19). This play is about an elderly Jamaican woman planning the list of invites for her upcoming funeral.
Directed by Tatenda Shamiso.
Dramaturgy & Production by Amy Tickner.
This script was subsequently selected for the Birmingham Rep SKY Comedy writers programme in 2021.
Supper Freak was a "funk and soul immersive experience" performed at the Bloomsbury Ballroom in May 2019.
Directed by Munotida Chinyanga.
Produced by Offcast.
Reviewed by gal-dem here.