4-5 August 2023
Mo Korede, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023
A journey of catharsis and community-healing which unpacks the consequences of absent-present F/fathers
Our Father unpacks the embodied, generational consequences of absent-present F/fathers being, human. all the things 'we don't speak about' yet inform our entire idea of self; Written by Mo Korede this is not a story about dumping on what went wrong but conceptualising, rationalising and accepting your relationship as well as who that person is/was.
It’s a re-introduction of a child and their father. Our Father invites audiences to follow us on a journey of catharsis and community-healing.
Part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023.
Mo Korede (He/Him) is a theatre-maker (writer, director, artistic director). He has run his theatre company Imagiphoria Studios for the past 8/9 years, which do work based on psychological realism and perspective theatre. All Mo's work has been written by himself and he has performed in various places (London, Lagos, Preston). Mo is highly fascinated by creating work that allows others to understand each other more rather than a hero-villain complex. Alongside theatre, he is a poet and a young associate at the Hammersmith Lyric.
Mo is currently doing the MFA Directing Course at Birkbeck and, whilst doing so, he has assisted the likes of Sarah Frankom and Diane Page. Mo will start his role as the resident assistant director of the Lyric Hammersmith at the end of July.
Shane Afolabi is an Identity School of Acting, Screen and Theatre Acting graduate who has worked on a variety of stage and screen. Last year he performed in Message In A Clay River at Theatre Peckham and the Cockpit in the role of Obatala. In June he will be in the production In Hiding this June at Tower Theatre.
Natasha Vassell has been involved behind the scenes in school, university and amateur productions for many years but has furthered her ambition by taking courses in screen acting, movement and voice. In addition to preparing for Our Father at Camden Fringe, Natasha is in the pre-production stage of a short film.
Dominique Reid graduated from Royal Holloway University with a BA in Drama and Creative Writing. Now freelancing as a multi-disciplinary artist he performs, directs, and writes for theatre in London. Some of his notable works have been This is How We Die which he wrote and directed for the Arcola Theatre. Message in the Clay River written by Mo Korede and directed by Rochelle Wilson, which he performed as the deity, Eshun, at The Cockpit. He is currently writing and self producing a one woman play, POSSUM, which has its first rehearsed reading at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith on July 16th.
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