Experience Opportunity

Our Croydon: 'How to Start?' Talk & Theatre workshop with Racheal Nanyonjo

A Public Talk & Workshop with Racheal Nanyonjo, Co-Creator / director of "Recognition" Hosted by Talawa’s New Work Producer David Gilbert.

This event will kick off with a talk featuring Racheal Nanyonjo Co-Creator and Director of Recognition and hosted by Talawa’s New Work Producer David Gilbert.

In their conversation they will address the process of creating the play Recognition, in which the story of Samuel Taylor Coleridge features, bringing to light the rich legacy of Black Classical music in Britain.

The talk will also explore creative ways to honour and remember those who have gone before us, by drawing upon the resources of the archive to celebrate the legacies of Black Artistry.

Attendees will be then invited to take part in a theatre workshop facilitated by Racheal.

This 2 hour practical workshop will explore a range of theatrical games, devising tools and movement based storytelling. It will use the question of How to Start? as a jumping off point when thinking about an idea and where to begin in making new work.

Rachael Nanyonjo is a Choreographer, Movement Director and Director working internationally across theatre, film and TV. In addition to her work as co-creator and director of Recognition, she has directed or choreographed work for Almeida Theatre, The Old Vic, Soho Theatre, The Bush, National Theatre, The Young Vic, Hampstead Theatre, The Royal Court, Kansaze Dance Theatre and The Shed NY. Follow Rachael @r.nanyonjo

- The space (Talawa Studios) is fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets nearby.

- The event will be fully relaxed - this means it will allow for noise and movement, leaving and re-entering the space when needed.

- Please contact the address below if there are any access needs we can support with or questions you have about the space or event.