Basheba Baptiste –
Bashiie is a multi-creative producer, a term she uses to sum up her multiple creative hats. Bashiie has worked with theatres, venues and creative spaces and government run organisations across London and the wider UK including The Bush Theatre, The Lyric Hammersmith, The Tom Thumb Theatre and the Young Vic.
Bashiie's work focuses on accepting anger and lived experience, using it in a way that creates change, and healing trauma through understanding yourself better. She is most proud of her collaborative work with the Kiln as an Associate artist and her co-production work with Peer Power UK, running empathy and co-production training with secure estates, the NHS and social services.
As a Producer, Bashiie has curated several events and productions, including her, self-written play Memories - a piece of work exploring her experiences of the care system and her upcoming podcast The Artistic Inquisition - an audio podcast exploring a world 85 years into the future centring around African and Caribbean pantheons.
Bashiie is the Artistic Director of Care to Culture - a company focused on championing lived experienced young people so they can have better access into the arts as a creative rather than just participants