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Arts Council, Tamasha, Contact, HOME

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.

The performances will be followed by a short Q&A with writer afshan d’souza lodhi.

Featured Monologues

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 Boodaghians-Nolan

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:

About Tamasha 

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:


If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10 – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

Once you have been booked in a wheelchair seat once, you can book online from then onwards and do not have to call our box office team to facilitate your booking. Please do reach out if you have any questions about this process.

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  • Price
    £10 Full price | £8 Under 35 | £7 Concessions
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
  • Running
    60 minutes
  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Monday 26 September 7:00pm
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