Thu 20 June - Thu 4 July 2019


Thursdays: 20 & 27 June, & 4 July


7.15pm (doors)
7.30pm (starts)




Workshops & Learning


The Ditch


Thursdays: Take Part

Provocation, participation and the chance to develop your practice with Talawa and our guest artist facilitators.

Writing for the Stage with Somalia Seaton and Matilda Ibini

Thursday 20 June, 7.15pm
Do you write a diary? Poems? Stories? What about a scene? If you have ever dreamt of being a playwright, come along and two leading Black British playwrights will give you some tools for generating story and structure.

Directing First Steps with Michael Buffong and Jade Lewis

Thursday 27 June, 7.15pm
Have you ever thought of directing? Start your directing journey here. Discover the basics of directing in Talawa's Firsts' masterclass, led by established and emerging directors.

Making Performance with Ewa Dina and Esme Allman

Thursday 4 July, 7.15pm
Are you a maker looking for opportunities to add different processes and exercises to develop your making practice? Develop your toolkit, play and have have fun making with Esme and Ewa.

About Talawa Firsts

Talawa Theatre Company proudly presents Talawa Firsts, its annual festival celebrating new Black theatre.

Innovative, electrifying and unapologetic- Talawa Firsts is the stage for fresh Black creative voices. Hear these voices and be a part of Talawa’s artistic community as Talawa takes over The Ditch, celebrating the UK’s exciting new Black writers and theatre makers.

Talawa Firsts is a Talawa Theatre Company and Shoreditch Town Hall co-production.

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