And I Dreamt I Was Drowning

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Kiya and Daniel dream of Europe. She will do anything to cross the water. He will do anything to stay with her.

“What’s the first thing you want to do when we reach?


You heard me. What will we do? I want to find some ice cream. Is that stupid?


If Kiya and Daniel want a future, they’ve got to lie. They’ve got to grow up. They’ve got to get out.
Come along to the rehearsed reading of ‘And I Dreamt I Was Drowning’, as part of the annual Talawa Firsts Festival on Thursday 14th June at Rich Mix.

Amanda Wilkin (playwright) Amanda Wilkin is a playwright, actress and singer. Last year she was on the Royal Court and BBC London writer’s groups. Previously, she spent two years travelling to every country in the world performing in Hamlet with Shakespeare’s Globe, and is interested in stories about the freedom of movement. And I Dreamt I Was Drowning is her first play.

Monique Touko (director) Monique Touko is an emerging theatre director. Her training includes being a Truth about Youth Associate at Oval House Theatre and Observer Monday's at the Royal Exchange, which involved shadowing Ellen McDougall on The Rolling Stone. She has also undergone a three-month placement through the Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme. Directing credits include: Like Yesterday by Jon Brittain in The Clare as part of Fresh Direction, Young Vic Directing Program, A Number by Caryl Churchill at Manchester Student Union, Animal Farm at Ziferblat Cafe Manchester, Gourds by Chino Odimba at Royal Exchange Manchester, The Sting by Suzette Coon at Arcola Theatre, See you at the End by Alexis Boddy at Theatre 503, Reading of The Places Where We Lived by Healah Riazi at HighTide Festival, Green Matter by Serafina Cusack and Soon in the 4ciable future by Elizabeth Kwenortey at Canal Cafe Theatre and Whole Foods by Charles Leipart at Old Red Lion Theatre. Assistant directing credits include Wishlist by Matthew Xia at the Royal Exchange and the Royal Court, Birth Festival (Emma Callander from Theatre Uncut), touring production Kanye the First by Andrew Tywman for the 11th Hightide Festival andYellowman byNancy Medina at the Young Vic.

Date 14/06/2018
Time 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Venue Rich Mix
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
E1 6LA

Talawa Staff
Talawa Theatre Company
Category Theatre
Price £5