guest blog: “did they want an ‘erykah badu’ or a ‘thandie newton’ type of black?” – a conversation with babirye bukilwa / jesse bernard

“When you watch babirye bukilwa on stage, she brings an immense amount of passion, purpose and creative detail to whatever role she plays. It shines in other areas of her creative work, such as her poetry that can be found in Sista! An anthology of writing by queer women of African and Caribbean descent. One […]

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guest blog: Black Artists Are Bossing Edinburgh Fringe and Nobody Should Be Surprised About It – We Told You So / Tobi Kyeremateng

“So, Black artists can make great work, get great reviews and sell out shows. Who knew?!   Yes, it is yet another ‘Edinburgh-Festival-Fringe-sucks-at-diversity-for-yet-another-year-and-to-be-honest-it’s-just-getting-really-ridiculous-now-but-also-y’all-need-to-hear-a-few-home-truths.docx’ article, but before we get into all that, I’m going to start on a C-major chord.   This is my fourth year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and I have to say, […]

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guest blog: dushant’s first week

I’m at the end of my first week at tiata fahodzi and despite the weather, it’s been a fresh start after finishing my BA in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London just last month. I’ve already seen so much of Watford – from walking in and around the town centre (where we had a […]

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Consortium led by tiata fahodzi wins ACE Sustained Theatre Fund

A consortium led by tiata fahodzi has been awarded Arts Council England’s Sustained Theatre Fund, designed to support the development of established and emerging Black and minority ethnic theatre makers and to increase their representation across the wider theatre sector.   There is a deficit of BAME leaders across the sector – the theatre industry […]

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