Tribe Arts

As we navigate the industry and rally for structural change, we’re finding a lot of devices that are being thrown at us. Some are laughable and childish; some are more insidious. There’s definitely a very calculated and poisonous attempt to further divide minorities, especially in the Black and…

British Theatre has never woken up.

Britain stands on a throne of death and continues to survive trying to outrun the stench of the decaying bodies it has robbed from and left behind. Its relationship to its history is as deep as a puddle in car park of a forgotten…

Clean Break

There’s a sinister pipeline in the UK and US for people living in poverty from school to prison. It disproportionately affects Black and Asian communities, and has an impact on benefits class families, especially single parent families.

We’re told we only belong where we are. All the trauma…

Spoken Movement

Theatre has limitless possibilities and the exciting forms, engagements and provocations we can give to audiences of all ages, backgrounds and influences can be explored for the first time in a truly inclusive way. Theatre is only reduced by its own stereo-types which will eventually be its financial…

Legal Aliens Theatre

The British theatrical theoretic canon is steeped in practitioners that are born and operate outside of Britain. In the naturalistic consensus of British Theatre, Stanislavski is considered as one of the highest and most often used practitioner in drama schools and institutions, underpinning the swath of naturalistic…

Nouveau Riche

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, there were various statements saying they were in “solidarity” and commenting on our need “to beat racism”. Some were as bold as to use the word “decolonize” which was an interesting choice, when you think about what that word actually means…

Belarus Free Theatre

I’m a firm believer in Theatre being many things. It empowers the oppressed and gives us channels to express ourselves. It’s a mirror to society, which you can safely look into and ask the questions we’re constantly punished for asking in the real world. We can express…

Birmingham Rep 2019

There’s not a lot of things we can settle on in the theatre industry… But I’ll give you one for free so we can all be adults here. I’m a massive geek. History. Comic Books. Horror Films. I’m obsessive. One area I love is mythology. …

Ever since I can remember, I loved hip hop. It was an escape from my childhood. I was badly bullied, and very shy at school and any show of intelligence and assertive talking was shut down immediately. Sometimes, the only thing that kept me strong in who I am, was…

Sampira

Sammy is a freelance writer who specializes in theatre, horror, community and inclusion.

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