ARTISTIC DIRECTORS OF THE FUTURE
Date: Wed 30 March 2016, 5-6.30pm
Venue: GERRY’S, GERRY RAFFLES SQUARE, STRATFORD (opposite Theatre Royal Stratford East)
Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway Founder & Managing Director of Artistic Directors of the Future, author of the first monologue book for Black Actors from Black British Plays and former manager of the Royal National Theatre’s: Black Play Archive, Simeilia’s passion for increasing diversity within the arts has always been reflected in her work.
Having worked in managerial and artistic positions at various reputable mainstream theatres over the last ten years, feeling disgruntled by the lack of diverse leaders she decided to set up Artistic Directors of the Future to provide new pathways and more equal opportunities for aspiring BAME leaders to succeed.
Simeilia joined forces with Narrow Paths Films and Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2013 to produce ‘Voices from the Black Row’, a short film documentary about the lack of education of Black British plays. In 2015, with the support of Bloomsbury Publishing, she began to write a second anthology entitled Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors inspired by British and International contemporary plays. More recently, Simeilia became the co-producer for the international project, Black Lives, Black Words, steering London's response to issues pertaining to the Black Lives Matters movement at the Bush Theatre, London.
Followed by refreshments and a chance mingle/network!