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babirye bukilwa


babirye bukilwa is an actor, playwright and poet born and riased in pre-gentrified Bethnal Green. babirye has taken part in BBC London Writers Room (2018), the introduction to playwriting group at the Royal Court Theatre (2019), the Soho Writers Lab (2020/1), and was Artist in Residence at Soho Theatre (2022). Their first play, …BLACKBIRD HOUR, was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2019, the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020, and the Alfred Fagon Award 2020. …CAKE, the play they wrote as a prequel to …BLACKBIRD HOUR, was presented at Theatre Peckham in 2021 and was nominated for an Off West End Award for Best Production of 2021 and for the Alfred Fagon Award 2021. They co-directed their play THE MASTER’S HOUSE with Chris Sonnex for the National Youth Theatre in 2021. Their play THE NEW KINGDOM OF KITARA was Highly Commended in the Tony Craze Award 2021.


616: dawn

616: dawn

Year: 2022

Staged in: Tiata Fahodzi




Year: 2021

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

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