CAST LIST -
protests, hymns and caskets
(writer / producer)
lanaire aderemi is a poet and playwright committed to amplifying and archiving untold stories. She holds a degree in Sociology and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Warwick. She is the recipient of the 2019 Shoot Festival Artist Development Award and the 2020 Peter Gutkind Prize from the University of Warwick. In 2017, her poetry anthology ‘of ivory and ink’ was adapted into a play called an evening with verse writer (Tristan Bates, 2018) (Warwick Arts Centre, 2019). lanaire has written and directed films which have been screened at change your style and story story festival.
Patrick Popolampo is a Nigerian graduate from Mass Communication from Babcock University. He has featured in stage plays such as Magic Time and Unnoticed. Patrick has also worked with Lightpost Theatre , Lagos Theatre Festival and Lagos Fringe.
Lola May is a British-African Actress and Singer. Her work on Stage include Three Sisters at The National Theatre; Here’s What She Said To Me for Utopia Theatre; 1991 at Southbank Centre; Shamrocks and Sugar for Origin Arts UK; Water Bread Salt (Tour) for Tangle; Stories from C&I for Wake The Beast; Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (Germany Tour) for ADG Europe; A Scholar and A Statesman for Black Oxford; #Haters (Tour) for Odd Eyes Theatre;
Blown Youth at Wimbledon Studio Theatre; Everything by my Side for LiFT at Southbank Centre and Latitude Festival; Poof! at Albany Theatre, Black Attack for Black Lives Black Words at The Bush; Illegals the Game Show for Divergent Theatre; Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and The Tempest. As a Singer, she performed on the soundtrack for Nancy (2018) starring BAFTA Nominee, Andrea Riseborough. Her one-woman show titled The Therapy Chronicles was staged The Bread and Roses Theatre in 2018. On Screen, her East-African credits include the BAFTA and BIFA-multi-award-winning His House and Informer for BBC One. She also appeared in the multi-award-winning TV Short, Lodgers (2017), opposite international African Comedian, AY; is and a Winner of the Exceptional Merit Award For a Lead Actress in a Film, at the WRPN WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020, for Fir.
(IYA ELEWEDU/ ENITAN)
Antonia Layiwola trained at De Monfort University and gained a BA Hons degree in Performing Arts. She was directed by Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor in the short film Bone. Her most recent theatre credits include Wakes at The Bunker Theatre and Fragments of A Complicated Mind at Theatre 503.
DORCAS A STEVENS
(IFELAYO / MADAME JOJOLOLA)
Dorcas A. Stevens (she/her) is a multi-lingual actress, writer and facilitator of British- Nigerian descent. She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has been part of Talawa Theatre Company’s Youth Theatre training programme and Hackney Showroom’ resident Young Actors programme. Her recent credits include: ‘Hive City Legacy’ (UK Tour - Roundhouse, Manchester HOME, Bristol City Circus, Wales Millennium Centre), 'For the Culture' (TV pilot teaser), 'Broken' (Short film), 'The Currency of Sex' (Hackney Attic), Blind Date (Short film),Dream School (Rehearsed Reading) and other work. Rep'd by Twenty-Nine Five Group.
(IYA ELELUBO / NNEKA)
Dami trained at Guildford School and was the recipient of The John Gieguld Award.
Theatre credits include; Jane Eyre (National Theatre) Pinocchio No Strings Attached (Above The Stag) Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Sleep ing trees) The Forecast (Bola Agbaje) Edinburgh Fringe, All or Nothing The Musical (Rock N Roll Productions) Sen in The Waiting Game (Kazzum Theatre Company) The Passion (Oxford Castle), The Mercer in The Knave in Grain (The Globe education), Lila in Theremin (Actors Centre) and Oth ello in Othello excerpt (The Globe/ Sam Wanamaker festival.
Recent commercials include The hero in McCoys Fire Pit Crisps and Office manager in McDonalds Tastes of the World Swiss Stack burger.
Dami is also a skilled voiceover artist having worked for The BBC, ITV, Amazon, Coca Cola,Google, Nivea Penguin, Harper Collins and many others.
(BABA ABENI / POLICE OFFICER)
David is an actor, spoken word artist and movement practitioner. He graduated from MOUNTVIEW in 2019. His credits include Lifeline at Charing Cross Theatre, The Visit at The National Theatre and Lifestream at Greenwich Theatre.
Jen is a theatre director with a particular interest in new writing and revivals. She is a Junior Associate at the King’s Head Theatre and an Associate Artist with Theatre Absolute.
Jen works with writers, theatre makers and performers to produce work which celebrates live performance and reflects the world we live in. Her work is honest, collaborative and open whilst genuinely responsive and representative.
Directing credits include: A Haunting (Belgrade Theatre, VAULT Festival and King’s Head Theatre); (sorry) (Birmingham REP and Assembly, Edinburgh Fringe Festival) Adam & Eve (Hope Theatre) and Cheetah Sisters (Belgrade Theatre and Birmingham REP). Associate directing credits include: Faith (RSC and Coventry City of Culture Trust) Strangers in Between (King’s Head Theatre and Trafalgar Studios).
In 2014, Jen founded Shoot Festival, an organisation which supports early career artists making work in Coventry and Warwickshire.
KAYODE GOMEZ - (SOUND DESIGNER)
JADE ADEYEMI - (SET DESIGNER)
ADEBIMPE ADEREMI - (COSTUME DESIGNER)
EWA DINA - (MOVEMENT DIRECTOR)
ARNIM FRIESS - (AV)
TAMMY ADESHIYAN - PHOTOGRAPHY FROM END SARS PROTESTS
ORIANA JEMIDE - PAINTER OF FUNMILAYO RANSOME-KUTI