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Tag Archives: Ayesha Casely-Hayford

Earnest

21 October
Two women of colour sit at a table with strong expressions on their faces. They are wearing matching white t-shirts.

The Importance Of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest, is a play written by Oscar Wilde. We are performing it as two women of colour, that is myself and actress Kudzanayi Chiwawa. Between us, we are doing ALL of the parts. This means multi-roles, multi-accents and taking the confusion of this play to a […]

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 […]

Stage Day

12 July
Stage

What a day. I’ve been part of a round-table discussion on casting led by John Byrne (Careers Advisor at The Stage: the Entertainment Industry’s leading newspaper). Along with four other actors of varying experience we shared thoughts and knowledge about what really happens on the ground in trying to make a living in the acting […]

Kansi – unfold and ride

29 June
Tristan on the Kansi

Yipppeeee! Thanks to my very awesome friend Rachel Bonney who nominated me, I’ve been selected as the first rider in Kansi’s “Ride it Forward” campaign. Kansi makes bikes that fold away so that you can carry them on the tube, in stores etc etc, basically live your life and take your bike along with you […]