Talawa Firsts 2021

Innovative - Electrifying - Unapologetic

Talawa Firsts is the stage for fresh Black creative voices. Celebrate the most exciting new Black British writers and theatre makers this July, and take part in a series of real-world and digital workshops.

Fresh Black Voices

Talawa Theatre Company is the UK's outstanding Black theatre company. For 35 years we have been shining a spotlight on the most exciting Black British talent. 

Talawa Firsts 2021 presents some of the most exciting Black writers working in Britain today, with a mix of staged readings, real-world and digital workshops also available. 

Our commitment to Black British artists and creatives is stronger than ever.

Innovative - Electrifying - Unapologetic

Talawa Firsts is the stage for fresh Black creative voices.

So, what's on?

  • For 2021, we'll feature a double-bill of new plays in staged readings on Thursday 8th and 15th July. 
  • On Friday 9th and 16th July, we'll have workshops for aspiring creatives with provocations and inspirations to develop their practice. 
  • On Saturday 10th and 17th July we'll share online workshops to help get creative ideas to the next level. 

We'll release booking in the next couple of days.

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