We are inviting you to celebrate the book launch of 101 brand new monologues written for actors who are either from the Global Majority and/or deaf and disabled.
Contact Theatre and HOME are proud to have been a part of Hear Me Now Audition Monologues (Volume 2) book!
This book launch will feature performances and panel discussions from Manchester’s vibrant artistic community.
Hear Me Now (Volume 2) is published by Bloomsbury, co-created by writer-producer Titilola Dawudu and Tamasha, collaborating with 100 actors, 50 writers, 5 dramaturgs, 10 facilitators, signers, access workers, audio engineers, directors across 10 theatres and regions of England.
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Imperfect Pleats by Richard Peralta
Why I Fight by Marius Spence
The Final Interview by Justina Aina
Precious by Leianna Boodaghians
Life is For the Living by Adiam Solomon
Leianna is a writer with Armenian heritage. She graduated from LIPA with a degree in community drama in 2016 and has also completed the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Playwrights’ Programme. She is a mum of two and has a passion for creating and performing in her own work. Leianna was inspired by reading Unprotected (Everyman 2006) to write plays that she feels need to be heard, and to create conversation. Leianna’s most recent play ‘The Weight of Repopulating a Nation’ was a one-woman autobiographical performance documenting the playwright’s journey as she uncovered her own and her community’s story during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Leianna performed this show as part of the Liverpool Fringe Festival and for the Unity Theatre’s open call programme.
About Titilola Dawudu
Titilola Dawudu is a writer and editor of Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour, in partnership with Tamasha Theatre. A Nigerian-born British storyteller, producer, consultant and programme developer, she is also a co-chair for Theatre Centre and is on the advisory board for Beyond Face Theatre and Creative Leamington. Learn more here: https://www.titiandherlife.co.uk/titiloladawudu
Tamasha has been causing a commotion in British theatre since 1989. We tell stories crafted by emerging and established artists, celebrating the lived experience of communities nationwide. Our founding emphasis of championing British Asian talent has broadened, with our mission to create a home for a new generation of ethnically diverse artists, enabling them to shape the most powerful stories to move, provoke and inspire people across the UK. Learn more here: https://tamasha.org.uk/
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