DAMILOLA K FASHOLA

RECENT WORK INCLUDES

NYT REP OTHELLO

BIRDS & BEES THEATRE CENTRE

846LIVE GDIF/TRSE

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actress. theatre maker. playwright. poet. movement director. dancer. facilitator.

Fashola is a multidisciplinary artist who specialises in multi-form storytelling; fusing movement, witty dialogue & poetic multi-layered text in unexpected ways.

Work includes: 

 

Director & Writer - All The Things (Arts Ed), Fragments Of A Complicated Mind (Theatre 503) and Scalped (Without Walls National Tour). Movement Direction - Othello (NYTRep 21), Birds & Bees (Theatre Centre), 846Live (TRSE), Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre - Mvmt Consultant), and Essence Exhibition (Mr Eazi Culture Fest) Actress - Nadia’s Gift Film (Jack Studio Theatre), Mami Wata - WIP (The Bush), Ilé La Wà (Stratford Circus) and Muscovado (Burnt Out Theatre Tour)Choreography (Music Video): Dis Love (Wizkid), Rushing (Alicai Harley), Olorun mi (Tiwa Savage), Don’t Bother Me (Shakka), Pour Me Water (Mr Eazi, Official Dance Video)

 

She is Artistic Director of Initiative.dkf - creators of Melanin Box Festival, Albany Theatre’s 2021 Artists of change, Tamasha Associate artists (‘19-20) and Talawa Make: Sustain Artists (17)

"I write rhymes for those with crooked hangers for ears.."

poetic.

witty. 

multi-layered.

unexpected.

 
 

events + classes

music videos.

mvmnt creations.

dancer

choreographer

facilitator

mvmnt director

mvmnt explorer

Twerk Festivals & Workshops - CEO of DKDFit, find out more: HERE. 

 

As the Artistic Director of Initiative.dkf she has curated many movement projects including: Whine N CotchAfrifusion Intensive & Intensive Crew.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

2021

Eclipse Award Winner Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe

 

2020

ACE G4G recipient LUDLA [Initiative.dkf]

ACE G4A recipient Fragments Of A Complicated Mind

2019

ACE G4A recipient FOACM

WW Consortium Commission grant - Initiative.dkf - Scalped Tour

2018

FOACM selected for Perception Festival

ACE G4A recipient Melanin Box Festival [Initiative.dkf]

GDIF Consortium Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Grant - Initiative.dkf - Scalped

2017

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'