London’s Bunker Theatre announces new festival for black artists as part of season

London’s Bunker Theatre has announced its latest season, which includes a new festival for black artists.

Founder of the Diversity School Initiative Steven Kavuma is curating the festival, which aims to be “a supportive fringe space for Black creatives to produce new work”.

This is Black runs from August 5 to 25, and includes a double bill of Abraham Adeyemi’s All the Shit I Can’t Say to My Dad and Macadie Amoroso’s Blue Beneath My Skin.

Other productions in the festival include …cake by Babirye Bukilwa and The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars by Dipo Baruwa-Etti. There will also be an accompanying exhibition by Sophia Tassew.

The season also includes Anna Jordan’s We Anchor in Hope, which will be directed by the Bunker’s artistic director Chris Sonnex in his inaugural production for the theatre and is presented in association with the Royal Court.

Other highlights include Alice Malseed’s Jade City, Natalie Mitchell’s Germ Free Adolescent and debut plays from Ava Wong Davies and Eleanor Tindall.

Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia’s My White Best Friend and Other Letters Left Unsaid… will return to the Bunker for the Autumn season.

The Bunker has also announced Harts Theatre Company as a new resident company and Ann Akin and Anoushka Warden as associate artists.

Akin will produce Matilda Ibini’s new play Little Miss Burden, directed by Debbie Hannan, as part of the season.

Sonnex said: “In the Bunker’s new season, we are lucky to welcome incredible artists with plays that explore [the link] between individual and community.

“We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Black Ticket Project, giving away more than 250 tickets across the season.”

Written by: Giverny Masso 

First published 20.06.19: https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2019/londons-bunker-theatre-announces-new-festival-for-black-artists-as-part-of-season/

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