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Arinze Kene

1987-Present Day

Born: Nigeria, 1987

Biography

Arinz√© Kene is an award-winning playwright and actor. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, he moved with family to East London in 1991. He was a member of the Young Writer’s Programme at the Royal Court Theatre and part of Soho Theatre’s HUB writer’s programme. His plays include: Defined by Design (Old Vic), Estate Walls (Ovalhouse Theatre), Little Baby Jesus (Ovalhouse Theatre), Suffocation (Ovalhouse Theatre), God’s Property (The Albany), Good Dog (Watford Palace Theatre) and Misty (Bush Theatre).

Kene is a recipient of the 2009 Alfred Fagon Award (Good Dog), winner of the 2011 West End Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright (Estate Walls), winner of the 2019 Black British Theatre Award for Best Male Actor in a play (Misty) and winner of the Off West End theatre Award for Best Performance Piece (Misty).

Publications

Little Baby Jesus

Little Baby Jesus

Year: 2011

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

God' Property

God' Property

Year: 2013

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers (Anthology)

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers (Anthology)

Year: 2021

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Estate Walls

Estate Walls

Year: 2019

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Good Dog

Good Dog

Year: 2018

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Misty

Misty

Year: 2018

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

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