Cover illustrations © EmKayHaytch


Creative Team



Titilola Dawudu

Femi Keeling

Rabiah Hussain

Guleraana Mir

Mina Barber

Yasmeen Khan

Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

Tara Alexis

Safaa Benson-Effiom

Tuyen Do

Mr Ekow



Jessica Kalissa (4th Feb)

Priscilla Lafayette (5th Feb)

Jubeda Khatun (6th Feb)

Garen Abel Unokan (7th Feb)

Tanuja Amarasuriya (8th Feb afternoon show)

Balisha Karra (8th Feb)



Koko Brown - performer and artist (4th) 

Amerah Selah - Birmingham based spoken word artist and activist (5th)

Bukola Garry - D&I Manager at Havas Media (6th)

Tobi Kyeremateng - producer (7th)

Zeddie Lawal - Brum 30 Under 30, activist and cofounder of TedxBrumYouth (8th matinee)

Roshni Goyate - co-founder of The Other Box (8th evening)




Chinwe Nwokolo

Adele Oni

Maya Pillay

Humaira Iqbal


Annice Boparai

Aasiya Shah

Doxah Dzidor

Maya Aelin Thompson


Leah Francis

Abbie Harding

Beatrice Cavicchioni


Janet Kamara

Stephanie Stevens

Kavita Vyas

8 FEB (3PM)

Modupe Salu

Sarah Merrifield

Devashrie de Silva

Subika Anwar-Khan

8 FEB (7.30PM)

Tosin Alabi

Raagni Sharma

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers 

Titilola Dawudu and BlackFest in association with Theatre503 and Tamasha present


A Festival of Monologues from the book Hear Me Now

4 February - 8 February 2020


LoveSexIdentityAmbition is a weeklong festival of monologues taken from the book Hear Me Now: Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour, co-created and edited by Titilola Dawudu and Tamasha, and published by Oberon.

Each night the audience is invited to participate in discussions by a dynamic, high-energy host around what stories for women of colour are being told in the theatre, and how many more stories there’s still left to tell.

Writers in the festival include Femi Keeling (2017 BBC Writers’ Room alumna and member of the Orange Tree Writers Collective), Rabiah Hussain (whose 4-star debut play Spun is being adapted as a TV series for Wall to Wall) and Guleraana Mir (Offie nominated playwright and one half of The Thelmas).



'A Consecrated Love' by Mr Ekow

'Don't Say Anything' by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

'Free' by Tuyen Do

'Rekha' by Safaa Benson-Effiom


'Going to Paris' by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

'I Dream Of Drake' by Tara Alexis

'Naughty Boy' by Femi Keeling


'Nobody's Nose' by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi

'Tits' by Rabiah Hussain


'A Mountain to Climb' by Yasmeen Khan

'A Thousand Hours' by Mina Barber

'Just One More Time' by Guleraana Mir

'Nashville' by Rabiah Hussain

'No Thigh Gaps Allowed' by Titilola Dawuda

'Standing Ovation' by Titilola Dawuda

'The N Word' by Titilola Dawuda


About Titilola Dawudu 

Titilola Dawudu is a writer, producer and editor.

She is a trustee for Theatre Centre and is an Associate Writer for Beyond Face, Plymouth. She was the Learning and Participation Manager at Ovalhouse and is currently Programme Manager for Young People and Youthfulness for Coventry City of Culture. Her work has been performed at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal Arojah, Nigeria, Soho, the Bush, and the Arcola, with a recent commission with Theatre Peckham. Titilola is part of the Black Women in Theatre team behind the iconic #WeAreVisible photoshoot of over 250 black womxn at the Globe Theatre in July.

She co-created and edited Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour with Tamasha, published by Oberon Books with Volume Two in development.


Theatre 503, 503 Battersea Park Road, LONDON, SW11 3BW


Dates & Times

Tuesday 4 February 2020 - 19:30

Wednesday 5 February 2020 - 19:30

Thursday 6 February 2020 - 19:30

Friday 7 February 2020 - 19:30

Saturday 8 February 2020 - 15:00

Saturday 8 February 2020 - 19:30