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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

Lynette Linton +

Director - Future Kitchen

Lynette Linton is a director and playwright. She previously directed Assata Taught Me for the Gate. She is the co-founder of production company Black Apron Entertainment. Her other directing credits include Indenture (Dark Horse Festival), Naked (Vault Festival 2015), Pornado (Theatre Royal Stratford East), This Wide Night (Albany Theatre), a scratch performance of Sweet Like Chocolate, Boy (Rich Mix), and she was co-director on Chicken Palace (which she also wrote, Theatre Royal Stratford East).  

As an Assistant Director her work for the Gate includes Image of An Unknown Young Woman and The Christians and she also worked on Torn at the Royal Court Theatre.  

Her writing credits include Step, Service (Boom Festival, Bush Theatre), Ergo Sum (Theatre Delicatessen) and #Hashtag Lightie (Arcola Theatre).
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.

13 – 13 May

The playwright and director relationship

Box office: 020 7229 0706