Monologue Slam Night

Presented by Mawa Theatre Company

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For one night only, join Mawa, the UK’s first all-Black, all-female Shakespeare company, in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for a Monologue Slam Night of classic pieces from Black and Black Mixed Race female artists.

Following an open audition process, twenty participants will perform extracts for a welcoming audience and a panel of industry judges. Soundtracked by a live DJ, expect an evening of Shakespeare’s best loved monologues delivered in a fashionable, fierce and funny way.

Mawa Theatre Company, is the UK’s first all Black, all female Shakespeare Company representing Women of the African diaspora. Mawa will address how Black and Black Mixed Race Women are represented in classical text and explore how Shakespeare translates to Black audiences, producing content that focuses on themes within his works that correlate with the Black community. Founded by Actresses Maisey Bawden, Gabrielle Brooks, Danielle Kassaraté and Jade Samuels, Mawa will begin to redress the imbalance within the theatre industry, be a beacon of Black female creativity and an agent for change.


Galleries (Seating) £25 – £10
Standing £5

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time  approximately 2 hours 20 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)

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Part of Winter 2022/23

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