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The Rivonia Trial Audio Recording with John Kani & Jack Klaff

Today, the wonderful South African actors, John  Kani & Jack Klaff recorded over  Zoom powerful extracts from The Rivonia Trial Tribunal play.  This forms the very early stages of developing a full play:Walter Sisulu:  'I wish you could live like us just for one day. Then you wouldn't say how good things are for us. '[Please note, racist [...]

New Normal / New Writing Theatre Festival, 17& 18 July 2020.

The Common Air Theatre Company is producing the New Normal / New Writing Theatre Festival, a 24 hour festival of new writing under the new normal of virtual creation and performance. Over a twenty-four hour period, new plays will be written, rehearsed and performed via a digital platform. If you are interested in participating, please [...]

Is 2020 the new 1984? Making Theatre in a ‘New Normal’

As part of The Peacock Theatre Festival of Civil Liberties, I will be co-facilitating the Monobox Maker's Workshop entitled 'Is 2020 the new 1`984?' where we will be creatively discussing and actioning artistic responses to the ongoing [and future] limitations on our civil liberties due to Corona Virus measures. For more information, please visit: https://monobox.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=13901781

The Mercury Creatives Programme

I have been selected to be part of the Mercury Theatre Creative Programme for the next twelve months as part of the European Regional Development Fund.  The Mercury Creative Programme offers training and mentoring for self-employed people working in the creative industries.  

imPEACHable a [very] new play by Matthew Hahn

On Tuesday, 19 November 2019, at the Eleto Chocolate Cafe in Folkestone, I presented my latest tribunal play based on the private and public transcripts of the ongoing impeachment trial of the President of the United States. The play examines the central tenet of the trials, that is, whether there was a 'Quid Pro Quo' offer [...]

The Rivonia Trial Tribunal Play

I am in the early developmental stages of a first draft of a tribunal play based on the Rivonia Trial court transcripts.  Referred to as "the trial that changed South Africa,”in Oct 1963, opponents of Apartheid including Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki & Walter Sisulu went on trial for sabotage. A 'tribunal play' is a verbatim [...]

A new £720k grant launched in Kenya & Liverpool as part of Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

A new £720k grant launched in Kenya & Liverpool as part of Newton Fund’s UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases. As part of the project, I will be serving as a theatre for development specialist and delivering interactive theatre projects for it.  Launched at KEMRI in Nairobi last week and in Liverpool on 23 January [...]

Theatre for Development practitioner to contribute to the UK-Kenya Joint Partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases

As part of the delivery, I have been asked to facilitate for this project to deliver a co-created field-based epidemiological study in two contrasting sites in Kenya - Mukuru and Buruburu - that will characterise the clinical characteristics and lung function of children aged 5-18 years.  This will be accomplished through the use of participatory [...]

Interdisciplinary research network to tackle air pollution in Murukku, Nairobi, Kenya.

Comic produced for project by Louis Netter (University of Portsmouth). The Stockholm Environment Institute is leading a new partnership bringing together African and European researchers, practitioners and community members interested in air pollution in low-resource settings in sub-Saharan Africa. The AIR (Action for Interdisciplinary Air Pollution Research) Network has been awarded £169,000 by the Medical [...]

HEADROOM CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME [DURBAN]

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