Kwame Kwei-Armah

Date of past event:

4th March 2015

Report:

New Directions in Theatre-Making and Practice with Playwright and Director Kwame Kwei-Armah (OBE)

Monday 4th March, 6pm Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College Tickets: This event was free.

Kwame Kwei-Armah (OBE) is one of the most exciting and influential voices in theatre today. This event explored new directions in theatre-making with a particular focus on casting practices, audience response, diversity, and inclusivity. Kwame is currently the Director of the Young Vic Theatre and was joined by a Dulwich College pupil panel comprising members of the African and Caribbean Society and Sixth Formers studying English or Drama.

Kwame is an award-winning director and playwright who has served on the boards of the National Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, and Theatre Communications Group. Kwame was the Chancellor of the University of the Arts London from 2010 to 2015. In 2012, he was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama.

Who can Attend: Upper School Pupils, Sixth Formers and Teachers from the SSLP / General Public

Kwame was previously the Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage where he directed: Jazz, Marley, One Night in Miami, Amadeus, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, The Mountaintop; An Enemy of the People, The Whipping Man and Things of Dry Hours. Other work as a director includes: Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Detroit’67 (Public Theatre, New York), The Liquid Plain(Signature Theatre, New York and Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Porgy and Bess (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) the Olivier Nominated One night in Miami for Best New Play 2016 (Donmar Warehouse) and One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre). As a playwright his credits include One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Beneatha’s Place (Baltimore Center Stage) Elmina’s Kitchen, Fix Up, Statement of Regret (National Theatre) Let There Be Love and Seize the Day (Tricycle Theatre). Kwame was also the Artistic Director for the Festival of Black Arts and Culture, Senegal, in 2010.