THE UPSETTERS present a week-long festival dedicated to celebrating artists of colour where they will hold a poetry night, debut two pieces of new writing, present a scratch night and host a series of workshops where we pay participants to attend to cover loss of earning. THE UPSETTERS make theatre written by writers of colour, directed by directors of colour and performed by actors of colour in all roles unless the script specifies otherwise.
Tobi Kyeremateng, Chinonyerem Odimba, Steven Kavuma, Tuyet Van Huynh and Ava Wong Davies.
Chinonyerem Odimba, Writing Opening Scenes
Monday 24 February, 10am to 1pm
Chinonyerem will be leading a workshop on perfecting those opening scenes to capture your reader and your audience. She is currently under commission for a new musical called BLACK LOVE with Paines Plough.
Steven Kavuma, Introduction to Directing
Wednesday 26 February, 10am to 1pm
Steven will lead a knowledge and experience sharing workshops aimed at covering a range of topics from auditions to stage managers. Come along to share your insights and hear from others.
Tobi Kyeremateng, Producing
Wednesday 26 February, 2pm to 5pm
Want to bring your art to life or help others to get onto the stage? Award-winning cultural producer Tobi Kyeremateng will give you the tools to get started and help to demystify the producing job.
Ava Wong Davies, Experimenting with Theatre Criticism
Thursday 27 February, 10am to 1pm
Theatre critic and playwright Ava Wong Davies will lead a workshop which explores different forms and structures with theatre criticism to break out from the mould. Ava has written reviews for Exeunt and The Stage.
Tuyet Van Huynh, Fundraising and Self Care
Friday 28 February, 10am to 1pm
A workshop which will explore how to fundraise for your projects while maintaining self-care and looking after your mental health through rejections, financial pressures and success.
Workshop tickets are on a pay-what-you-can basis. They have 10 PWYC places available for each workshop. They also have 10 additional places reserved for young people of colour (18-25) to attend where they will pay them to cover potential loss of earning. These will be distributed via our partnership with Theatre Peckham.