We are really excited to announce that we are joining forces with Bush Theatre for an opportunity aimed at aspiring BAME theatre writers. Our aim is to challenge the traditional predominantly white landscape of British theatre criticism – below is how you can get involved.
We are looking for 10 participants from BAME backgrounds for a two-part workshop in October.
Applicants should be available on the evenings of the 22nd October to watch the play Albion and the 30th October for a 3 hour workshop at Bush Theatre. These sessions will culminate in participants writing reviews that will be published on the new Bush Green website and at Media Diversified.
The workshop requires no prior knowledge of the play’s subject matter and no formal qualifications are necessary.
To apply please send a 500 word piece you have written either critiquing a TV show, book or play to firstname.lastname@example.org Successful applicants will be informed on Friday 17th October.
The workshop is intended:
– To encourage self-empowerment and confidence in participants when approaching writing about theatre.
– To provide training for individuals from a Black and Minority ethnic background that have not considered theatre critique as a career or lack adequate training to approach theatre from a critical perspective.
– To contribute in a small way to change perceptions of theatre being an exclusive “white only” space and encourage more “colour”
Media Diversified’s Picks of the Month
- Film Africa The Royal African Society’s annual film festival and London’s biggest platform for African cinema – returns for its fourth year, running from Friday 31 October to Sunday 9 November
- ‘Putting the Black in the Union Jack? Black British History and Education’. This free event takes place on 8th November 2014 between 10:00am and 7:00pm at the Bloomsbury Theatre
- Black History Studies presents Ava DuVernay’s ‘Middle of Nowhere’ on Nov 10th
- Why is my Curriculum White? 11 November @UCLU #UCLfacesRACE
- Arab Science Fiction: from Imagination to Innovation Nov 15 at the Science Museum
- Inside Afrofuturism at the BFI – To take a trip inside Afrofuturism is to have your horizons broadened forever Nov 29-Dec 1st
- Olaudah Equiano, The Enslaved African, Sutton House from the 26th to 29th of November 2014.
- Free Black British Feminists in Conversation – Professors Sara Ahmed & Heidi Mirza Fri, 28th Nov
- Wangechi Mutu – Solo exhibition Nguva na Nyoka. Exhibition view at the Victoria Miro Gallery I in London from 14 October – 19 December
- Martin Luther King’s Dream: How Can We End Racism Today? Thursday, 4 December 2014 6.30 – 8.00 pm St Paul’s Cathedral