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My Fro & Me: Hair Stories from Women of Colour

02 December
Afro Archives A Performer's World By Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Hair Stories On 28th November 2017 “My Fro & Me”  –  Hair Stories from Women of Colour  – was at The National Theatre, London, UK. We talked hair, culture, identity, Eurocentric ideals of beauty on our stage and screens, and discrimination. Endlessly Afro. “The prime responsibility of the theatre is to show a culture its […]

We Dance We Work We Sing

19 March
Ayesha Casely-Hayford We Dance We Work We Sing

Solo Theatre  My solo theatre piece created in workshop with director Colin Watkeys is called “We Dance We Work We Sing”. I used Colin’s creative techniques to create my show. Everyone can learn these techniques! Just go along to his Face to Face Festivals and workshops currently at the Actors Centre, Covent Garden. We Dance We Work We […]

Afro Archives Episode Ten

14 November
Afro Archives, A Performer's World

Afro Archives Episode Ten: Why Go Natural With Your Hair? “Why Go Natural With Your Hair?”   “It’s important to go natural because it’s who we are…let loose…let ourselves out…just be you” – says actress Alice Fofana. I wanted to ask this question “ Why Go Natural With Your Hair?” for our October release because it […]

Afro Archives Episode Nine

07 November
Afro Archives, A Performer's World

Afro Archives Episode Nine: What Do You Do After You’ve Washed Your Hair? What Do You Do After You’ve Washed Your Hair? Shrinking hair, flexible hair, shiny, soft, fresh, bouncy – leave-in conditioner, no conditioner, blow-dry or shake it and go. Such variety among the actors in Afro Archives Episode Nine as we describe what we do […]

Afro Archives Episode Six

16 October
Afro Archives A Performer's World by Ayesha Casely-Hayford

What Do You Do With Your Hair For TV and Film Work? Hair Continuity…Afro Archives Episode Six I explored the practicalities of working on screen in Afro Archives Episode Six. TV and films are made sometimes involving scenes being shot out of sequence. There are also possibly re-takes over a period of time. A key part of […]