Malakaï is a writer, producer and director guy who works bare within theatre to promote inclusivity within the performing arts sector. He freelances so, naturally, he complains about being broke a lot of the time.
You can find him sitting in a lot of meetings, often as the only brown person, staring blankly while pretending to take notes. Really, he's probably jotting down ideas for a poem, play or essay about gentrification, black masculinity, being sad for no reason or his nan. He is an alumni of the Barbican Young Poets collective, and currently co-runs poetry movement Veranda.
email@example.com | @MalakaiSargeant
Steven Kavuma co-founded The S+K Project with Malakai Sargeant in September 2014 after being frustrated about the lack of representation and inclusivity in the arts industry.
Since then, he has gone on to work extensively to change the face of theatre in the UK, and has worked with numerous arts / non-arts organisations, lobbying theatres to be more representative on and off stage. His passion for this is poured into the project he founded – The Diversity School Initiative – a non-profit campaign organisation set up to address under-representation and diversity in UK drama schools.
Outside of his activism, Steven also writes and directs plays, studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and moans about Liverpool FC’s consistently poor performance.
firstname.lastname@example.org | @_StevenKavuma
Aliyah Hasinah Holder
Aliyah Hasinah is a producer and poet based in Birmingham, whose work focuses on decolonising and developing personal understandings of history, politics and social commentary. In 2015 she set up Herstory LIVE, a live event in Birmingham focusing on the histories often whitewashed out of history books.
Aliyah has produced for Southbank Centre, Wolverhampton Arts Fest, Warwick Castle, TEDxSkoll, Eastside Projects and is currently Apples and Snake's Midlands Producer in addition to programming / curating for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, TEDxBrum, Heaux Noire and more. She is also an aspiring filmmaker and historian who values herbal tea, ripe plantain and free theatre tickets.
email@example.com | @AliyahHasinah
Myah is a playwright, script reader and facilitator who is keen on discovering and cultivating exciting and diverse new writers, in a bid to increase authentic representation on stage. She is currently an agent’s assistant for the literary agency, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and a Literary Trainee at Talawa Theatre Company.
Myah read English at Birmingham City University and has since been selected as a Birmingham Rep Foundry Theatre Maker (2015/16), a Studio Firsts Artist at Talawa Theatre Company (2016), a Fierce FWD Artist (2016/17) and a playwright on Soho Theatre’s Writer’s Lab (2017/18).
She also has a slightly worrying obsession with camera lenses and road bikes.
firstname.lastname@example.org | @MyahIsMyName
David Gilbert is a freelance director and theatre maker from Zimbabwe, who lives and works in London. Directing + performing theatre credits includes: it's a O (Poplar Union) Dennis in Penge (Oval House), YellowBone (Josh Hair & Beauty) Voices (Theatre 503) Out of Reach (Frantic Assembly).
David currently undergoes research and development projects with several contemporaries looking to produce young, independent and unusual work with a desire to explore unheard or limited voices and stories.
David has developed www.enzana.tumblr.com which is an online gallery showcasing his creative endeavours.
Monaè is a student at Goldsmith’s University, currently studying for a degree in Theatre and Performing Arts. She has had a passion for the arts from a young age and believes wholeheartedly in its power to shape the world we live in, which goes hand in hand with her role as Outreach Assistant with The S+K Project.
Monaè has participated in several training programmes and courses and has worked with the likes of the Young Vic and Frantic Assembly to develop her craft as a director and performer in recent years.
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Ailbhe is a marketer, theatre producer and filmmaker from the backends of Ireland. She works hard to bring the arts to the people who need it most.
In her theatre work, she has collaborated with Southwark Playhouse, Trafalgar Studios, The Pleasance and Theatre Delicatessen. In film, she has worked for companies like Rolls Royce, Nationwide and ITV. She is also Executive Producer of The LOUMGAIR Collective.
Ailbhe spends a large portion of her time explaining her name to strangers (it's pronounced Al-vah).
Sofiya is an English Literature undergraduate at Kingston, and a tutor from West London. She's involved with charity work throughout the year, and was recently appointed as the co-head of media and publicity for SYFI, a youth-oriented charity based in London.
Likes include writing, memes and being on time.
email@example.com | @innitsof
Oriste is a freelance events, fashion, music and also portrait photographer. His work ranges from quiet poetry nights to not so quiet corporate events, with clients including names such as G-Shock and Puma.
He is also the co-director of an up and coming media company Highgrade Vxsuals, a company aimed bring high quality and conscious material to young people.
firstname.lastname@example.org | @highgradevxsuals
All in all, The S+K Project is made up of highly-skilled, lively and creative individuals. This is what we get up to in our spare time...