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1st – 3rd September 2016

“It’s easy to conquer a people divided”

TYPT is Talawa’s flagship programme for emerging theatre makers. Every summer a team of emerging artists aged 18-25 works with established artists to create a brand new show in just 4 weeks.

Emerging artists

  • Veronique Andre 
  • Heather Agyepong 
  • Fumilayo Brown-Olateju 
  • Nathan Carter-Dale 
  • Rachel Clarke 
  •  Zada Eshun 
  • Leanne Henlon 
  • Nimmo Ismail 
  • Stella-Jane Odoemelam 
  • Amara Ranger 
  • Pauline San 
  • Savannah Steyn 
  • Anthony Tayo

Established artists

  • Director  Anthony Ekundayo Lennon
  • Movement Director Kev McCurdy
  • Designer Miriam Nabarro 
  • Lighting Designer Pablo Fernández Baz
  • Design Associate Amy Yardley
  • Assistant Director Damilola K Fashola
  • Assistant Movement Jasmine Breinburg
  • Voice Coach Hazel Holder
  • Production Manager Samantha Nurse
  • Stage Manager Julia Nimmo

Past TYPT participants 

TYPT participants have gone on to successful careers in theatre; working as performers, producers, writers and technicians for a range of organisations, including The Bush Theatre, Oval House, Young Vic, and the National Theatre. 

Alumni include: Femi Oguns MBE (Director of The Identity Drama School), Nonso Anozie (HBO’s Game of Thrones, Disney’s Cinderella, NBC’sDracula), Sandra Thompson-Quartey (Artistic Director of Writers Avenue Theatre Company and Talent Agency), Michaela Coel(E4’s Chewing Gum and The Aliens, Channel 4’s Top Boy, Home, National Theatre) and Shanika Warren-Markland (Noel Clarke’s Adulthood and 4321, Patrik-Ian Polk’s The Skinny, BFI’s Gone Too Far!).


Overview

In a London ravaged by war and waste, two groups of survivors fight to find a space to call home.

HATCHwhat happens when the spaces we call our own shrink, shift and are invaded?

Watch some of London’s freshest talent in a fast-paced show, as Talawa Theatre Company’s TYPT take to the stage with fight choreography, new writing and original music.

From 7.30pm, Thu 1 – Sat 3 September at Hackney Showroom – Book now (tickets £5/£8)

Thursday’s show will be BSL interpreted by Jacqui Beckford

7.30pm: Spoken Word

8.00pm: HATCH

9.00pm: DJ Conrad Kira

  • Come before the show to see and hear some of London’s most inspiring spoken word performers;
  • Conrad Kira will DJ after the show, hosting a grime, house and hip-hop inspired after party every night. 

TYPT is Talawa’s flagship programme for emerging theatre makers. Every summer a team of emerging artists aged 18-25 works with established artists to create a brand new show in just 4 weeks.

Set up in 1995, TYPT provides a truly unique stepping-stone for emerging theatre makers, including actors, stage managers and designers at the beginning of their careers. Participants’ relationship and development with Talawa does not end with the initial intensive 4-week programme, as Talawa continues to offer free support to the emerging artists as their careers develop.

TYPT places an emphasis on experimentation and collaboration.   Using a theme and another art form as a catalyst for devising, the script emerges out of the rehearsal process.  Past productions have devised around gender and sexuality with stand-up comedy,  betrayal with acrobatics and Britishness with a DJ.

The Creative Team

Director Anthony Ekundayo Lennon’s extensive theatre experience began at The Old Vic and Lyric Hammersmith, spans 35 years and encompasses acting and directing. His relationship with Talawa began in 1998.

As director/assistant director he has worked with numerous companies, but loves working with Talawa most. For Talawa Anthony has directed ‘Winsome’s Daughter’ by Faith Miller, ‘Rise’ by Cynthia Bernard and ‘Enter’ the TYPT: 12 production. This year Anthony directed his own re-visioning of ‘Othello – the Conspiracy’ at the Patrick Centre working with final year students from the Birmingham School of Acting. He’s also been working at Theatre 503 on their Writers Response programme and The State We’re in festival directing ‘Article 8’ (Simon Scott) ‘George’ (Simon Topping) and ‘BATR – Zone C’ (Afsaneh Grey). These three plays provided exciting opportunities to cast previous TYPT members (Bolaji Alakija TYPT: 13, Archie Backhouse – TYPT: 12, Antonia Jay – TYPT: 14, and Shanika Warren-Markland TYPT: 09). Anthony is extremely excited and proud to be the director of his second TYPT production.

Career highlights have been assisting Debbie Allen with her all-black cast production of Cat On a Hot Tin Roof working with Phylicia Rashad, James Earl Jones, Sanaa Lathan, Adrian Lester and Nina Sosanya (Novello Theatre). Also, being the Royal Shakespeare Company assistant director on Iqbal Khan’s Othello with Hugh Quarshie as Othello and Lucian Msamati as Iago.

Movement DirectorKev McCurdy recently finished fight choreography for Formation’s music video; he was RSC Fight Director for ‘Hamlet’; he was Fight Director for the Talawa and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production of King Lear and also directed ‘The Saliva Milkshake’, in addition to working regularly across UK TV and Film and Hollywood productions.

Kevin is an Equity registered Fight Director and has been a Stage Combat tutor for 23 yrs. He is co-founder of the Academy of Performance Combat. Kevin is the first and only UK Black Equity professional Fight Director since the inception of the Fight Directors group (Society of British Fight Directors) in 1963.

  • Designer Miriam Nabarro 
  • Lighting Designer Pablo Fernández Baz
  • Design Associate Amy Yardley
  • Assistant Director Damilola K Fashola
  • Assistant Movement Jasmine Breinburg
  • Voice Coach Hazel Holder
  • Production Manager Samantha Nurse
  • Stage Manager Julia Nimmo
  • Michaela Coel, Writer and Performer, Chewing Gum, BAFTA Winner ‘Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme’ and ‘Breakthrough Talent’ 2016

    I came to TYPT looking for the empowerment to develop as a performer and writer, and I certainly succeeded, we all did. Talawa’s enduring faith in developing new artists is remarkable and for my own journey TYPT was the biggest part of that.

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