Our unique showcase enables actors and students in training to read and perform excerpts from plays that exist outside of the classical canon. Inspired by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway’s collection of monologue anthologies: Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors (Bloomsbury Publishing) and The Oberon of Monologues for Black Actors: Classical and Contemporary Speeches from Black British Plays, this showcase places diverse voices centre stage in the world’s iconic and leading arts and academic institutions. 

Through our BTC showcases we aim to: support the many actors, teachers, artists who struggle to find material for auditions, showcases and course material, bridge the gap between actors/students and our culturally diverse professional directors as well as influence the recruitment process to redress the balance of culturally diverse teachers within training institutions.  

Each showcase includes an introductory workshop, a peer-support session with our members and the participants, rehearsal process including a technical rehearsal and a public showcase for the staff members, friends and families, stakeholders and the local community. 

This showcase can also include short scenes from Beyond The Canon Plays. Previous events have included a short scene from a legendary playwright to pay homage to those who are no longer with us but continue to pave the way for other.


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— Lolita Chakrabarti Playwright

A great mark of your versatility as an actor to be able to play characters with different cultural identities. To be able to switch from Shakespeare's Juliet to Salima in Ruined by Lynn Nottage; from Anouilh's Antigone to Reema in Khandan by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti; from Euripides' Medea to Angela in Category B by Roy Williams, requires true actorly transformation.”

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