Awa – Supported Artist
Dates with Face Front and Blue Sky Actors
I joined Face Front and Blue Sky in January 2021.
With Face Front I have been in numerous productions including:
- 'The Pan-uh-o That Goes Wrong' (2022)
- 'The Gingerbread Man' (2022)
- 'It’s My Move' (2021& 2022) I played Sade
- 'Opposite Street' (2021) I played a policewoman
- 'Panto Park' by Blue Sky Actors (2021) played the pantologist
- 'Nice to Train you to Train You Nice' by Blue Sky Actors (2021) played ensemble
How did you find out about Face Front Inclusive Theatre?
I found out about Blue Sky through some of my friends, I was on a waiting list for a while and then was lucky enough to join Blue Sky Actors towards the end of the pandemic. I was then properly introduced to Face Front Inclusive Theatre and all that they do.
How has being a Supported Artist helped you develop?
Being a supported artist has given me lots of opportunity to work and represent Face Front. I have been in two It’s My Move tours which are very exciting, a lot of early mornings but good fun.
And what are doing now?
Now I am writing my own show with ActUp Newham! We are hoping to debut it this summer, pending on a funding application.
With Blue Sky, I am working on a show called Untold Stories - it is very interesting as we are researching what it was like in the olden days for disabled people in circus and sideshows.
What would you like to do in the future?
In the future I would like to do a TV show with me and my friends about disabled people and the day-to-day challenges we face. I also want to be a director and direct my own writing.
What would you tell people about joining Blue Sky Actors?
Blue sky actors is very good, if you like acting, if you like directing it’s great fun (and they have a lot of chocolate).