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Kwei-Armah, Kwame

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Kwame Kwei-Armah found fame as an actor in the television drama Casualty. A renowned and prolific playwright, he is also a vocal campaigner about the need to increase the profile of black writers.

Kwame Kwei-Armah
Kwei-Armah discusses the impact of August Wilson’s work, including Gem of the Ocean, and attitudes towards African-American and Afro-Caribbean drama.
Yvonne Brewster was born in Jamaica in 1938. She set up Jamaica’s first professional theatre company at the Barn Theatre Kingston, and also co-founded the Talawa Theatre Company in the UK, in 1985.
Adriano Shaplin is a New Jersey-based playwright, actor, and artistic director of the Riot Group. His plays have been translated into several European languages, and won four Edinburgh Fringe Firsts.

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