black-arts.uk is a website started by me, Fola Amuludun. Welcome!
I studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where I researched the (de)colonisation of Yorùbá Literature in D.O. Fagunwa’s Ògbójú Ọdẹ Nínú Igbó Irúnmolè and Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel.
This research interest has influenced the type of theatre I go and see. I like watching productions that are made by Black people, for Black people, and are socially current. I am particularly interested in watching those that decolonise, politicise, and challenge.
I am also passionate about Black productions that explore LGBT+ experiences and the lives of young people, and productions that adapt classical literature in any capacity.
This website is for everyone and anyone, whether you are Black and looking to work in the theatre industry or you are just an avid theatre-goer with a special focus on race and Blackness. If you have any specific thoughts or general enquiries, or just want to chat, please don’t hesitate in sending a message via the contact form below.
Please see the information below for the services offered.
Have a show (or book, film, TV series etc.) you’d like me to review?
Please fill out the contact form below with the subject ‘Review Request‘ along with a link to your website, if you have one. The message can be short and simple, detailing the production’s information (show name, dates, venue). Please send your request with at least two weeks’ notice. I will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Have an arts project you’d like to work together on?
I am a playwright and freelance reader and I’m happy to provide feedback on your script or help co-write/develop your ideas especially if they cover any of the areas highlighted in my bio.
Please fill out the contact form below with the subject ‘Collaboration Request‘ along with a link to your website, if you have one. The message can be short and simple, detailing your creative practice, your current project, and a brief explanation of what the partnership would look like. I will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
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