Writing Your First Play
With Titilola Dawudu
When: 4 week course
(Tues 6th July / Tues 13th July / Tues 20th July / Tues 27th July)
Time: 6 – 8pm
Titilola Dawudu is a storyteller and producer.
After completing an MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins and receiving a distinction in 2016, Titilola became an associate with Tamasha theatre and wrote an audio installation as part of playwright, Ishy Din’s Taxi Tales. She co-created and edited Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour with Tamasha, published by Oberon Books. A second edition is currently in development. In February 2020, Titilola curated and produced a one-week festival, taking 16 monologues from the Hear Me Now book and creating a platform where stories about Black and South Asian women were not Centre around trauma. LoveSexIdentityAmbition at Theatre503 saw an all Black and South Asian cast and crew open up conversations and provocations about the stories that are on the theatre stages for women of colour.
She is an associate Writer for Beyond Face Theatre company having written Where’s Abi? performed at Theatre Royal in Plymouth in 2017 and a new piece called I’m a Stargazer! as part of their ‘Alright Petal?’ body of work performed in September 2019. She wrote Nafisah, a play about child marriage for Theatre Royal Arojah in Abuja, Nigeria. Her monologues have been performed at Soho theatre (Womb) 2016 and for SlaMinutes at the Arcola Theatre (One Rung) in 2018. Titilola won The Student Guide to Playwriting Award for her play Down Hair in 2016 and her monologue Old Me/New Me was performed at the Bush theatre and is featured in the book, The Student Guide to Playwriting. I Can’t Breathe about the death of New Yorker Eric Garner was selected for a staged reading also at the Bush Theatre. She created work with performer Maya Wiliams for nitroBEAT Pit Party inspired by the Barbican’s Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition in 2017. She wrote a play called XYZ for Theatre Peckham as a response piece to Malorie Blackman’s novel and play Noughts and Crosses in July 2018 and in the same year, she wrote At Any One Time, Other Than This, You Would Be My Friend for Ovalhouse’s the First Bites season.
Titilola is also an essayist, with her first collection My Black Heart due for the end of the year.
Find out more about Titilola on her website here: www.titiandherlife.co.uk
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