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04 – 27 May

As part of the RESIST! season

Assata Taught Me

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

DATES & TIMES

4 - 27 May, 7:30pm. 3pm matiness on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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PRESS NIGHT
  • Monday 8th May

YOUNG PEOPLE'S NIGHT
  • Friday 19th May

CAPTION NIGHT
  • Thursday 25th May

Fanuco doesn't know he's taking English lessons from the FBI's most wanted woman.

She is the only American he knows, and he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the American Dream. When will he realise his mentor is Assata Shakur,  a former Black Panther, a convicted felon and has a million dollars on her head? The world premiere of Ssebandeke’s gripping and tense play explores the black struggle across generations and genders.

The story of an imagined friendship.

Photo credit: Kwaku Kyei

Book Tickets

4th - 27th May, 7:30pm. Wednesday and Saturday 3pm matinees. 
The Gate Theatre's work is made possible by public funding from Arts Council England. 

Assata Taught Me is part of the Jerwood Young Designers Programme, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. 

 
This is Kalungi Ssebandeke’s first full length play. His other plays include View of Her Own Beauty, My Darling Wife, The Star and Raceless.  As an actor he previously performed at the Gate in Image of an Unknown Young Woman.  His other acting credits include The Taming of The Shrew (Two Gents); We Are Proud to Present…(Bush Theatre, The Offies – Best Ensemble): One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (Eclipse Theatre), and an upcoming role on BBC's Doctor Who. For television, his credits include Cucumber, The Well, Dubplate Drama and The Dumping Ground; and for film Shoot Me and Columbite Tantalite.

Assata Taught Me has been longlisted for the Alfred Fagon award.
Lynette Linton is a director, and playwright. She trained on the StoneCrabs Young Directors Course where she was also awarded the Jack Petchy award. She is also co-founder of production company Black Apron Entertainment and the current Associate Director of the Gate Theatre.

Writing credits include: Step (rehearsed reading, and school tour, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Service (Boom Festival, Bush Theatre), Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East), which she also co-directed and Ergo Sum (Theatre Deli). Her new play #Hashtag Lightie is in development with Team Angelica and Arcola Theatre.

Directing credits include: Indenture (Dark Horse Festival),The Rally (Rehearsed Reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Assata: She Who Struggles (5 minute play at The Young Vic), Sweet Like Chocolate, Boy (Scratch performance, Rich Mix),  Step Nine (Rehearsed reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East,) Naked  (Vault Festival 2015), Pornado (Theatre Royal Stratford East), This Wide Night (Albany Theatre), Stunted (Rehearsed Reading, Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Co-Director on Chicken Palace (R&D, and full show, Theatre Royal Stratford East).

As Assistant Director: Gutted (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Image of An Unknown Young Woman, and The Christians (Gate Theatre), Live Lunch’s A View from the Moon, and Torn (Royal Court).
Frankie is a freelance theatre and performance designer. Her recent credits for set and costume include: Orca (Southwark Playhouse), Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre), Brink (Royal Exchange), Clickbait, A First World Problem (Theatre 503).

04 – 27 May

As part of the RESIST! season

Assata Taught Me

Book Tickets

Box office: 020 7229 0706

DATES & TIMES

4 - 27 May, 7:30pm. 3pm matiness on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • 
                

PRESS NIGHT
  • Monday 8th May

YOUNG PEOPLE'S NIGHT
  • Friday 19th May

CAPTION NIGHT
  • Thursday 25th May