(n/v/adj) Theatre of the Emancipated
tiata fahodzi is Britain's leading African theatre company. Founded in 1997, the company aspires to produce world-class theatre which reflects the experiences of Africans in Britain and mirrors the changing and developing diaspora.
Natalie Ibu was appointed Artistic Director in late 2014 and has brought a particular vision which embraces the multiple (narratives, forms, identities and scales) and engages those who straddle worlds, cultures, languages, classes, heritages, races and struggles. Under her leadership the company continues to serve the broadest mix of audiences by finding stories which speak to the dynamism and diversity of the contemporary African diaspora, recognising and celebrating all the complexities and contradictions of being a British African today. tiata fahodzi’s work starts with the contemporary British African experience but reaches beyond to ask us all, what does it mean to be a contemporary Briton, now.
tiata fahodzi’s work includes Bola Agbaje's belong (part of the Olivier Award Winning Season at the Royal Court), Denton Chikura's The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo (with the Tricycle Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre), The Legend of Hamba (for outdoors festivals), an all-female re-imagining of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange (Arcola Theatre) and plays from Oladipo Agboluaje's hit Nigerian contemporary history cycle, The Estate and Iya-ile (Soho Theatre).
tiata fahodzi’s vision is realised through partnerships and collaborative. The company is funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.
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Artistic Director Natalie Ibu
Administrator Bhavini Goyate
Archie Graham (Chair)
Jocelyn Jee Esien
Femi Elufowoju, jr
Holywell Community Centre
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