Thursday 9th May 2019 8:15pm,
St Anne’s Hall, London | map.
Presented by: Yvonne Brewster OBE
Yvonne Brewster co-founded Talawa Theatre Company along with Carmen Munroe, Mona Hammond and Inigo Espejel.
Talawa was created in direct response to Yvonne Brewster’s recognition of the lack of creative opportunities for actors from minority ethnic backgrounds and the general marginalisation of Black peoples from cultural processes that was prevalent at the time of the Company’s inception. Since 1986, Talawa has grown to become one of the most successful Black theatre companies in the UK. It has mounted more than forty productions – many of which are award-winning – taking in everything from Shakespeare to African classics, Oscar Wilde to new Black British work and Nobel-prize winning playwrights to high-voltage musicals. The Company has performed the work of writers such as C.L.R. James, Derek Walcott, Michael Abbensetts, Wole Soyinka, Patricia Cumper, Mustapha Matura and Michael Bhim.
Yvonne was awarded an OBE in 1993 for Services to the Arts.
Please note: The Annual Address follows the members-only AGM at 7:00pm. Entrance to the general public opens at 8:00pm.
The Society for Theatre Research Annual Lecture Series is free and open to all.
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St Anne’s Hall, 55 Dean St, London W1D 6AF | map
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