BLACK THEATRE LIVE (January - June, 2018)
by Black Theatre LIve

I am Associate Producer for Black Theatre Live. While at Tara Arts I established Black Theatre Live in 2015 securing Arts Council England Strategic Touring investment for 3 years to produce 7 BAME national theatre tours. With Tara Arts I continue to lead the consortium.

Black Theatre Live is national touring consortium established in 2015, with the 8 regional theatres I have produced the national mid and small-scale tours to date.

Black Theatre Live is a pioneering national consortium of 8 regional theatres. Following Black Theatre Lives’ first tours in 2015 of Tara Arts’ Macbeth direced by Jatinder Vermsa MBE and She Called Me Mother starring BAFTA & Golden Globe nominee Cathy Tyson and award winning The Diary of a Hounslow Girl by Ambeen Razia and the UK's first all-black Hamlet in 2016, and An Evening With An Immigrant with Inua Ellams and Fuel in spring 2017 prior to his season at the National Theatre. We are delighted the next small-scale tour is Big Foot with HighRise Theatre and Statford Circus Arts Cente, set for autumn 2017. In spring 2018 we tour an epic new family drama Mountains The Dreams of Lily Kwok, adapted from the novel by Helen Tse, a co-production with Yellow Earth Thetre and the Royal Exchange, Manchester.

Black Theatre Live is led by Tara Arts (London) with Derby Theatre, Queen’s Hall Arts (Hexham), Theatre Royal Margate, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Key Theatre (Peterborough), Stratford Circus Arts Centre (London) and the Lighthouse (Poole). Collectively the theatres are committed to effecting lasting change for Black. Asian Minority Ethnic theatre through a concerted programme of commissions and touring; and major audience and sector development.

Supported by Arts Council England, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, John Ellerman Foundation and the Ernest Cook Trust.