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Hear Me Now is a collection of audition speeches for actors of colour, made in collaboration with Titi Dawudu and published by Oberon Books.


Conceived in 2017 by the Tamasha Playwrights Group in collaboration with writer-producer Titi Dawudu, the project brought together playwrights and actors in one-to-one pairings in a creative workshop. The aim was simple: to generate better quality audition material outside of the often-stereotypical characters available to actors of colour in the existing canon of published playtexts. In the workshop, the actors each developed a new character they know they could play but would never get seen for, and the writers wrote a 3-minute speech in the voice of that character.


For the first time, a selection of these monologues will be available to watch online and will be released throughout 2019 - featuring the work of writers including Rabiah Hussain, Tuyen Do, Mina Barber and Guleraana Mir. 


Keep up with the conversation online by searching #HearMeNow, and order your copy of the book here.