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13 – 13 May

The playwright and director relationship

Box office: 020 7229 0706

Join the writer and director of new play Assata Taught Me, Kalungi Ssebandeke and Lynette Linton, to explore their creative partnership and how they collaborated and made this new play. 

Kalungi and Lynette will take you through their own journey and then have time for a general question and answer session to discuss what it takes to stage theatre.

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.

Kalungi Ssebandeke is an actor and playwright, Assata Taught Me is his first full length play, his other written works include View of Her Own Beauty, My Darling Wife, The Star and Raceless.  As an actor he performed last year at the Gate in Image of an Unknown Young Woman.

Saturday, 13 May
10 am – 1pm
Tickets: £10
Saturday, 13 May, 10 am – 1pm
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).

13 – 13 May

The playwright and director relationship

Box office: 020 7229 0706