Produced by BlackFest and Theatre503, in association with Tamasha Theatre

Hear Me Now

A Festival of Monologues From the Book Hear Me Now

Curated by Titilola Dawudu

Written by Various
Book Now

LoveSexIdentityAmbition is a weeklong festival of monologues taken from the book ‘Hear Me Now’ Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour, co-created and edited with Tamasha Theatre, and published by Oberon Books.

Each night the audience is invited to participate in discussions with a dynamic and engaging host around the stories women of colour are being told in the theatre, and how many more stories there are still left to tell.

Writers in the festival include Femi Keeling (2017 BBC Writers’ Room alumna and member of the Orange Tree Writers Collective), Rabuah Hussain (whose 4-star debut play ‘Spun’ is being adapted as a TV series for Wall to Wall) and Guleraana Mir (Offie nominated playwright and one half of The Thelmas).

Monologues:

 

LOVE

‘A Consecrated Love’ by Mr Ekow

‘Don’t Say Anything’ by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

‘Free’ by Tuyen Do

‘Rekha’ by Safaa Benson-Effiom

 

SEX

‘Going to Paris’ by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

‘I Dream Of Drake’ by Tara Alexis

‘Naughty Boy’ by Femi Keeling

 

IDENTITY

‘Nobody’s Nose’ by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

‘Tits’ by Rabiah Hussain

 

AMBITION

‘A Mountain to Climb’ by Yasmeen Khan

‘A Thousand Hours’ by Mina Barber

‘Just One More Time’ by Guleraana Mir

‘Nashville’ by Rabiah Hussain

‘No Thigh Gaps Allowed’ by Titilola Dawudu

‘Standing Ovation’ by Titilola Dawudu

‘The N Word’ by Titilola Dawudu

Various

Titilola Dawudu is a writer, producer and editor.

She is a trustee for Theatre Centre and is an Associate Writer for Beyond Face, Plymouth. Her work has been performed at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal Arojah, Nigeria, Soho, the Bush, and the Arcola, with a recent commission with Theatre Peckham. Titilola is part of the Black Women in Theatre team behind the iconic #WeAreVisible photoshoot of over 250 black womxn at the Globe Theatre in July.

She co-created and edited ‘Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour’ with Tamasha, published by Oberon Books with Volume Two in development.

Writers: Titilola Dawudu, Femi Keeling, Rabiah Hussain, Guleraana Mir, Mr Ekow, Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi, Tuyen Do, Safaa Benson-Effiom, Tara Alexis, Yasmeen Khan and Mina Barber

Dates

Tuesday 4 February Tue 4 Feb 19:30 Book Now
Wednesday 5 February Wed 5 Feb 19:30 Book Now
Thursday 6 February Thu 6 Feb 19:30 Book Now
Friday 7 February Fri 7 Feb 19:30 Book Now
Saturday 8 February Sat 8 Feb 15:00 Book Now
Saturday 8 February Sat 8 Feb 19:30 Book Now
Artistic Team
Writer
Various
4 Feb - Director
Jessica Kalissa
4 Feb - Host
Koko Brown
5 Feb - Director
Priscilla Lafayette
5 Feb - Host
Amerah Selah
6 Feb - Director
Jubeda Khatun
6 Feb - Host
Bukola Garry
7 Feb - Director
Garen Abel Unokan
7 Feb - Host
Tobi Kyeremateng
8 Feb - Director
Tanuja Amarasuriya
8 Feb - Host
Zeddie Lawal
8 Feb (pm) - Director
Balisha Karra
8 Feb (pm) - Host
Roshni Goyate
Cast
Cast - 4th Feb
Chinwe Nwokolo
Cast - 4th Feb
Adele Oni
Cast - 4th Feb
Maya Pillay
Cast - 4th Feb
Humaira Iqbal
Cast - 5th Feb
Annice Boparai
Cast - 5th Feb
Aasiya Shah
Cast - 5th Feb
Doxah Dzidor
Cast - 5th Feb
Maya Aelin Thompson

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