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Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Actress

Ayesha Casely-Hayford | Actress

Earnest

21 October
Kudzanayi Chiwawa and Ayesha Casely-Hayford in rehearsals for The Importance of Being Earnest, A Two Gents Production

  I am currently doing my first theatre tour. It’s amazing.   The Importance of Being Earnest The play we are doing is an adaptation of The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. It is adapted by having two women of colour, myself and actress Kudzanayi Chiwawa, doing ALL of the parts. We are […]

Head Wraps

16 March

The history of the head wrap is vast, political, and cultural. That’s why I dedicated a whole hour to it. My Afro Archives On Air podcast number 3 is dedicated to Head Wraps. With my first live guest, Sandra Soteriou of Knots UK, we travelled the world from Japan, to Nigeria, discussing head wraps. We […]

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 One

01 February
Afro Archives A Performer's World By Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Twelve Episodes of Actors Chatting Hair – different topics, ideas & views.  Episode One: True or False? Your Hair Represents Who You Are Our hair. We are born with it, and there is absolutely nothing we can do to change our natural hair texture. In an article dated 24th January 2014 “The Changing Business of […]

Whose London?

30 December
Ayesha Casely-Hayford

In November at The Southwark Playhouse we performed our play about the changes happening in Brixton London “Where Will We Live?” The Southwark Playhouse  is a lovely theatre venue in Elephant and Castle. There are two theatre spaces, “The Large” and “The Little”. We were in The Little, feeling large because with just over one […]