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In Conversation: Natalie Ibu & Gbolahan Obisesan

Tue. 28 July 2020 at 15:00

Free

Natalie Ibu and Gbolahan Obisesan explore the journey and collective experiences of Black artistic leaders of African heritage and how that has impacted and determined the work they make.

Gbolahan Obisesan is an award-winning British Nigerian writer and director. He has served as a Genesis Fellow and Associate Director at the Young Vic and was named Artistic Director of Brixton House (formerly Ovalhouse Theatre) in March 2020. He was one of the six writers and the only British writer on Rufus Norris’ Feast, commissioned by the Royal Court and The Young Vic for their World Stages London which was produced at The Young Vic, he also directed four plays as part of The Bush Theatre’s epic 66 BOOKS project which ran at the Bush and Westminster Abbey. Obisesan is currently developing a feature film with Emu Films/Film 4. He was one of the six writers and the only British writer on Rufus Norris’ Feast, commissioned by the Royal Court and The Young Vic for their World Stages London which was produced at The Young Vic, he also directed four plays as part of The Bush Theatre’s epic 66 BOOKS project which ran at the Bush and Westminster Abbey. He is playwright for The Fisherman.

Workshops and masterclasses in Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub are for people of African origin aged 16 and above.

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