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Titilola Dawudu speaks to playwrights, actors and directors who are making waves in UK theatre, have a view of the ever changing landscape of the industry, and are keen to explore what the future might look like for ethnically diverse artists after Covid-19. Each episode features a monologue from hit book, "Hear Me Now - Audition Monologue for Actors of Colour", or a new monologue specially commissioned for the podcast.

The podcast highlights career pathways and opportunities for artists and aims to bridge the gap for underrepresented artists. Guests will include Winsome Pinnock, Endy McKay, Shiv Jalota, Heather Agyepong and Jumoke Fashola. Each episode promises to ignite honest and open conversations ranging from the current state of the creative arts industry, to race, identity and mental health issues.

Brought to you by Tamasha Theatre Company with Titilola Dawudu, in partnership with Afridiziak Theatre News and supported by The London Community Response Fund.

The Hear Me Now Podcast A Tamasha production with Titilola Dawudu, in partnership with Afridiziak Theatre News and supported by The London Community Response Fund

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Titilola Dawudu speaks to playwrights, actors and directors who are making waves in UK theatre, have a view of the ever changing landscape of the industry, and are keen to explore what the future might look like for ethnically diverse artists after Covid-19. Each episode features a monologue from hit book, "Hear Me Now - Audition Monologue for Actors of Colour", or a new monologue specially commissioned for the podcast.

The podcast highlights career pathways and opportunities for artists and aims to bridge the gap for underrepresented artists. Guests will include Winsome Pinnock, Endy McKay, Shiv Jalota, Heather Agyepong and Jumoke Fashola. Each episode promises to ignite honest and open conversations ranging from the current state of the creative arts industry, to race, identity and mental health issues.

Brought to you by Tamasha Theatre Company with Titilola Dawudu, in partnership with Afridiziak Theatre News and supported by The London Community Response Fund.

    Episode 2 - I Became More Aware

    Episode 2 - I Became More Aware

    This episode features director Phillip Morris and actor and writer Christian Graham. They give their perspectives of being Black men in the theatre industry and how this affects the choices they make when it comes to their work.

    Every episode in the series features a performed monologue from hit book, "Hear Me Now - Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour", or a new monologue specially commissioned for the podcast. 

    This episode features "Setting A High Bar" by Adrian Tang, performed by Christian Graham.

    Brought to you by Tamasha Theatre Company with Titilola Dawudu, in partnership with Afridiziak Theatre News and supported by The London Community Response Fund.

    • 16 min
    Episode 1 - I May Not Be Your Cup of Tea w/Jumoké Fashola

    Episode 1 - I May Not Be Your Cup of Tea w/Jumoké Fashola

    Actor, singer and radio presenter, Jumoké Fashola joins host Titilola Dawudu to talk about her career across arts and music. Jumoké had a long-standing tenure at London’s Ronnie Scotts and is a presenter across BBC radio. As actor, Jumoké recently appeared in Temi Wilkey’s The High Table (2020) at London's Bush Theatre, Zawe Ashtons For All The Women Who Thought They Were Mad at Hackney Showroom, and the much acclaimed Arcola Theatre production of Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.

    In this launch episode, Jumoké talks about other people’s discomfort in discussions around diversity and what she calls ‘widening the pool of understanding’ whilst giving insight into the arts and music industry when she was first started out. 

    Every episode in the series features a performed monologue from hit book, "Hear Me Now - Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour", or a new monologue specially commissioned for the podcast. 

    This episode features "A Consecrated Love" by Mr Ekow, performed by Isabelle Jones.

    Brought to you by Tamasha Theatre Company with Titilola Dawudu, in partnership with Afridiziak Theatre News and supported by The London Community Response Fund.

    • 39 min
    Trailer - The Hear Me Now Podcast

    Trailer - The Hear Me Now Podcast

    A new podcast from Tamasha Theatre Company with Titilola Dawudu.


    Titilola speaks to artists including playwright Winsome Pinnock, Eastenders' Shiv Jalota, and more igniting honest and open conversations about all things theatre diving into subjects such as race, identity, Covid 19 and its impact on ethnically diverse artists. Each episode features a performed monologue from hit book, "Hear Me Now - Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour". Starting on January 19 with Jumoke Fashola. 

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