Monday, 22 March 2010
National Theatre Archive, 83-101 The Cut, London SE1 8LL | map
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Discussion on contemporary British drama between Kwame Kwei-Armah, Michael Bhim and Deirdre Osborne
MICHAEL BHIM won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2005 for Dreams of Hailey. This was followed by Distant Violence at the Tricycle Theatre and two plays for the Royal Court Theatre. He is currently writing commissioned plays for the Royal Court and Hampstead theatres, Tiata Fahodzi and the Caribbean Unity Theatre. His short story, Rocket Man was recently published by Brand.
KWAME KWEI-ARMAH has written eight plays; the Royal National Theatre commissioned three: Elmina's Kitchen (2003), which upon its transfer to the Garrick Theatre in 2005, was the first play ever by a black British-born dramatist to be staged in the West End. Fix Up (2004) was followed by Statement of Regret (2007) and two seasons at the Tricycle Theatre for Let There Be Love in 2007/8. He is also known as an actor, singer broadcaster for Newsnight Review and television writer.
DR DEIRDRE OSBORNE is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London and a literary activist for promoting the work of black British writers. She has interviewed and published essays on many black British writers over the past decade; she was contributing editor of an anthology of critical essays and plays, Hidden Gems (Oberon, 2008) and is currently writing Critically Black: Black British Dramatists and Theatre in the New Millennium (Manchester University Press).
This lecture follows on from the Black British Theatre Study Day at the National Archive, from 1-6.30pm on the same day.
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Black British Theatre - Study Day (earlier same day)
14th March 2010
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