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Produced by Initiative.dkf in association with Theatre503

Fragments of a Complicated Mind

Written by Damilola DK Fashola
Directed by Damilola DK Fashola
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One Fragment wants her vagina back.

Another laments at humanity.

A fourth questions the script itself.

The others are just trying to get more of those precious precious likes.

They say there are always 3 sides to a story. Try 7.

A kaleidoscopic manifestation of the psyche. This darkly funny and masterfully crafted vignette play explores the whacky, obscene and unspoken thoughts of a complex mind. Interrogating race, religion, sex and cultural expectations, with witty word play steeped in shade and satire. Birthed in an anarchic blend of storytelling and razor sharp switches from direct address, to full on dance and poetry.

Produced by Initiative.dkf – a multidisciplinary arts duo formed by Artistic Director Damilola ‘DK’ Fashola and Creative Producer Wofai.

Trigger warnings: includes references to abortion and trauma. Explicit language.


Running Time: 1hr 40mins

Damilola DK Fashola

Fashola is an award winning multidisciplinary artist.

Notable work includes Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre - Movement Consultant), Scalped ‘19 (National Tour), Mami Wata - WIP (The Bush) and Ilé La Wà (Stratford Circus). Playwright credits include Theatre 503, Perception Festival ‘18 and RADA Festival ‘15.

She specialises in multi-form storytelling; fusing movement, witty dialogue and poetic multi-layered text in unexpected ways and is Artistic Director of Initiative.dkf (Creators of Melanin Box Festival and Tamasha Associate artists ‘19-20) and a Royal Court Young Writers Program Alumnus (‘12/13)


Artistic Team
Damilola DK Fashola
Damilola DK Fashola
Executive & Creative Producer
Associate Producer
Emmanuel Nwosu
Technical Stage Manager
Emily Walls
Effie Ansah
Lily-Fleur Bradbury
Michelle D'Costa
Damilola “DK” Fashola
Jasmeen James
Antonia Layiwola
Luke Elliott
Luke Wilson
★★★★ - thespyinthestalls
Posted on 21 January 2020

“Many of the hard-hitting quickfire scenes are discomforting and demand serious thought, while others are incredibly funny”

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★★★★ - Broadway Baby
Posted on 7 January 2020

"Fragments of a Complicated Mind is unapologetically raw, unpacking endemic issues surrounding black identity with significant thought."

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Niji Magazine - Initiative.DKF and Theatre503 present ‘Fragments of a Complicated Mind’ by award-winning theatre maker Damilola DK Fashola
Posted on 6 January 2020

Highly Anticipated Play From Bold Award-Winning Theatre Maker Damilola DK Fashola Set To Take Over Theatre503

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★★★★ - London Pub Theatres
Posted on 1 December 2018

“A fresh and innovative exploration of a Black Woman’s thoughts, fears, and feelings”

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★★★★ – thespyinthestalls

★★★★ – Broadway Baby

★★★★ – London Pub Theatres

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