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Poster: Caribbean Women in Theatre

Object

Poster

Production date

10/1986

Object number

1986.48

Physical Description

Theatre Poster - Caribbean Women in Theatre, Oct. 1986

Object history

Theatre of Black Women (1982), listed on this poster, was established in Dalston by Bernardine Evaristo, Patricia Hilaire and Paulette Randall. It was in response to the lack of roles for Black actors at the time.

Its aim was to promote positive depictions of Black women. Their characters were independent, and were shown discovering and celebrating their own Black identity and supporting one another. The company ran workshops on drama and theatre writing for young women in Hackney.

Associated Organisation

Theatre of Black Women (Subject of)

Associated Place

Inscription

CariBbeAn WOMEN IN THEATRE

A weekend of talks, workshops
and demonstrations
Special guests include
From Jamacia - Sistern Theatre Collective
From Hackney - Theatre of Black Women
Friday 24 and Saturday 25 October 1986

Material

Paper

Dimension

Height: 296mm
Width: 420mm

Exhibition Label

Theatre of Black Women

Theatre of Black Women (1982), listed on this poster, was established in Dalston by Bernardine Evaristo, Patricia Hilaire and Paulette Randall. It was in response to the lack of roles for Black actors at the time. Its aim was to promote positive depictions of Black women. Their characters were independent, and were shown discovering and celebrating their own Black identity and supporting one another. The company ran workshops on drama and theatre writing for young women in Hackney. The co-founders are still active in their individual works. Paulette Randall was Associate Director for the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

People Power: Black British Arts & Activism in Hackney 1960s - 2000s
4 October 2016 to 21 January 2017

Theatre of Black Women, 1982

Booker award-winning author Bernardine Evaristo was active in Dalston in the 1980s. Born to an English mother (of English, Irish and German heritage) and a Nigerian father (of Nigerian and Brazilian heritage), she co-founded Theatre of Black Women, listed on this
poster, with Patricia Hilaire and Paulette Randall.

It was in response to the lack of roles for African and Caribbean heritage actors at the time. Its aim was to promote positive depictions of African and Caribbean women. Their characters were independent, and were shown discovering and celebrating their own identity and supporting one another. The company ran workshops on drama and theatre writing for young women in Hackney.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

On display?

No