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Incubate

Theatre Peckham, in association with black womxn theatre presents incubate; a monthly performance event and open mic event, happening every third Wednesday. Featuring the works-in-progress of the black womxn theatre participants, and open to members of the community to perform monologues, poetry, music, and/or movement. Audience feedback encouraged.

Visit our What’s On page for details of the next event and to book.

Curated by d’bi.young anitafrika, black womxn theatre(pictured below).

d’bi.young anitafrika is an African-Jamaican-Tkarontonian, London-based dubpoet, theatre interventionist, decolonial scholar and holistic healer who is committed to embodying transdisciplinary practice, that ritualises acts of transformation from violence inflicted upon the people and the planet.

The multi-award-winning Canadian Poet of Honor, author of 12 plays, 7 albums and 4 collections of poetry, was recently honored with the Rosemary Sadlier Freedom Award in Canada and also recognised as a Global Leader in Theatre and Performance by Arts Council England. After receiving their Masters from University of London, d’bi.young was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship by London South Bank University (LSBU) to conduct doctoral research in Black womxn’s theatre. In addition to being the Pedagogy Curriculum Designer & Faculty at the new Soulpepper Theatre Academy in Canada, d’bi.young works at the UN’s Global Initiatives Fellowship as Theatre Interventionist & lectures at LSBU. They continue to share their liberatory intervention—the Anitafrika Method—with practitioners worldwide and is currently devising a therapeutic movement framework rooted in African diaspora dance techniques called Afrisomatix—to expand the Anitafrika Method through embodied practice.

d’bi.young most recently worked as Director-Dramaturge of Tatenda Matsvai’s Dark Matter for Theatre Peckham’s 2021 Peckham Previews festival and is now completing Dubbin Theatre, an anthology of their plays written between 2000-2020.  You can find their latest theatrical work in Shx Mama Wata (the audio version) featured in Soulpepper Theatre’s Around the World in 80 Plays. d’bi.young lives in a magical forest with their sons Moon and Phoenix.

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