Black History Month: Playwright and journalist in conversation
About this Event
The university of Wolverhampton is pleased to present a talk with playwright and journalist Juliet Gilkes-Romero. Hosted by Dr Daisy Black and PhD student Ifemu Omari-Webber.
The virtual event is taking place on Thursday 29th October 2020 at 5.00 pm until 6.30 pm. Book your free place on Eventbrite.
Juliet Gilkes Romero is an award winning stage and screenwriter. Her plays include; The Whip performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Swan Theatre, 2020, Day of The Living performed at The Other Place as part of RSC’s Mischief Festival, 2018, Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse, 2015, At The Gates of Gaza, Birmingham Repetory Theatre & tour winner of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2009, Bilad Al-Sudan performed at the Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln) as part of its 2006 season dealing with genocidal conflict in Darfur.
Television includes: Soon Gone; A Windrush Chronicle (co-produced by Sir Lenny Henry’s production company Douglas Road and the Young Vic Theatre).
Juliet is writing a TV drama currently in development. She is the recipient of the Roland Rees Bursary 2019, named in honour of the co-founder of the Alfred Fagon Award.
Dr Daisy Black is a Sheffield-based medievalist, theatre director, storyteller and folk dance teacher. Daisy works as a lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton and is one of the BBC / AHRC New Generation Thinkers.
Ifemu Omari-Webber is in her 3rd year of her PhD at Wolverhampton University. Her research investigates the narrated autobiography of Mary Prince’s enslavement in the West Indies. Ifemu is fascinated by how this semi-illiterate black woman’s book caused a furore both in Britain and the West Indies in 1831.
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