tiata fahodzi are launching a nationwide consultation, celebration of and collaboration with black women across Britain. We’re hitting the road, making a home in nine regions and asking you to come and share your stories with us and be the inspiration behind our 2018 flagship production aunty aunty, let me do your hair.

aunty aunty, let me do your hair is a play set in a black hair salon – inspired by fact, explored in fiction – which meditates on beauty, on blackness and on Britain. Black hair salons sit at the heart of black female communities. They are miniature societies stuffed full of drama, characters, life and stories. Bursting with the personal and the political; this ritual of grooming is astonishing and thrilling. The hair salon is the setting, the intimate relationship between hairdresser and client our conceit.  Hair is a unifier but this is about so much more than hair. It’s a state of the nation play about Britain – through the eyes of black women.  aunty aunty… will be a mix of verbatim and fiction; a multi-disciplinary multi-story told by a multi-cultural ensemble.

We soft-launched our three year project in aunty aunty: the style consultation, a pop up story salon at Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre in September. Between november 2015 and august 2016, we’re coming to find you. We’re offering a range of events – from story suppers to meet my hairdresser photoshoots and workshops. It starts with hair but it’s all about what you think about the world. aunty aunty needs you!

residencies       week commencing 30 november | south east : Watford with Watford Palace Theatre 

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