DAMILOLA 'DK' FASHOLA
Fashola is a multidisciplinary performing artist and maker who specialises in multi-form storytelling; fusing movement, poetic multi-layered text and theatre in unexpected ways
Actress: Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Shakespeare Company), Nadia’s Gift Film (Jack Studio Theatre), Mami Wata - WIP (Bush Theatre), Ilé La Wà (Stratford Circus) and Muscovado (Burnt Out Theatre Tour).
Director & Writer: Ludala and Vol,1 Film collections (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, On Demand), All The Things (Arts Ed), Fragments Of A Complicated Mind (Theatre 503) and Scalped (Without Walls National Tour).
Movement Direction: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Royal Exchange Manchester), Lava (Bush Theatre), Othello (NYTRep 21), Birds & Bees (Theatre Centre), 846Live (TRSE), Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre - Mvmt Consultant), and Essence Exhibition (Mr Eazi Culture Fest)
Other Work: includes Music Video choreography for DJ Spinall and Grammy Award Winning artist Wizkid (Dis Love), Tiwa Savage (Olorun mi) and Flavour N’abania for One Africa Fest at Wembley Arena. Soho & Royal Court Writers group Alumni.
Artistic Director of Initiative.dkf - Albany Theatre’s 2021 Artists of change, Eclipse Award Winners 2020, Tamasha Associate artists (‘19-20) and creators of Melanin Box Festival.
'if I sound into the night will you catch my screams? lay them on your walls and paint me...saved?
"I write rhymes for those with crooked hangers for ears.."
audio features poetry, words & short stories written & voiced by DK from various projects across film, theatre, dance & exhibition
Director | Islands R&D | Talawa TYPT | April 22
Actress & Mvmt Dir | Much Ado About Nothing | Royal Shakespeare Company | Feb 22
Mvmt Dir | The Undoing Of Prudencia Hart | Royal Exchange Theatre | Nov 21
Mvmt Dir | Eve and Cain | R&D | Gateaway Arts | Oct 21
Director, Writer | Is Dat U Yh? | Initiative.dkf | GDIFest | Sept 21
Director, Creator, | Vol.1 | Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ON DEMAND 21
Director, CO-Creator, | Ludala | Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ON DEMAND 21
Curator, Facilitator | Twerk Fiesta - Deptford Lounge - AOC, Albany Theatre, July 21
Mvmt Dir. | LAVA - Bush Theatre - Anthony Simpson-Pike - July 21'
Director, Writer | All The Things, Arts Ed - June 21'
Mvmt Dir. | Othello - NYTRep Tour - Miranda Cromwell - 2021'
Mvmt Dir. | Birds & Bees (Film) - Theatre Centre - Rob Watt - Sept 20'
Actress | Nadia's Gift - Jack Studio Theatre - Sept 20'
Mvmt Dir. | 846Live - Theatre Royal Stratford East + GDIF - Matthew Xia - Sept 20'
Dancer, Casting | Big Freedia, Bounce Legend 'Queen Diva' @ Mardi Gras - March 20'
Dancer | Stormzy + Burna Boy, Brit Awards - Live Televison - Feb 20'
Actress, Director, Writer | Fragments Of A Complicated Mind | Theatre 503 - Feb 20'
Mvmt Dir. | Little Baby Jesus - Orange Tree Theatre - Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu - Oct 19'
Director, Writer | SCALPED | Without Walls Consortium - National Tour - 2019'
Actress, Co-Mvmt Dir. | Mami Wata (WIP) - Bush Theatre - Angela E Michaels - Mar 19'
Albany Theatre - Artists Of Change [Initiative.dkf]
Soho Theatre Writers Programme 20/21'
ACE G4G recipient Vol.1 [DKDanceFit]
ACE G4G recipient LUDLA [Initiative.dkf]
Eclipse Award Winner Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe [Initiative.dkf]
ACE G4A recipient FOACM [Initiative.dkf]
ACE G4A recipient FOACM R&D [Initiative.dkf]
WW Consortium Commission grant - Scalped Tour [Initiative.dkf]
FOACM selected for Perception Festival
ACE G4A recipient Melanin Box Festival [Initiative.dkf]
GDIF Consortium Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Grant:
Black British Entertainment: Spoken Word Nominee
Talawa Make Sustained Artist [Initiative.dkf]
The Q debuts at VAULT Festival
2015 & Prior
Curator of Melanin Box Festival [Independent]
Zarascasket Selected for RADA Festival
Zarascasket - New Heritage Theatre: Scratch Nights Winner 14'
Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers Programme 12/13'
Theatre Royal Stratford East 30 Nigeria House Award Winner 12'
Award winning multidisciplinary arts platform led by
Initiative produce theatre, festivals, dance events and
cultivate culture through interdisciplinary work:
Berrs: Afro Punk
Still Barred: Media Diversified
Weekly TwerkFitness Workshops and home to Londons first Twerk Festival.
Conceptual Exhibition w/ OVIE