I’m a Black female Director on my first day at Hull Truck Theatre as Artistic Associate (Change Maker). Hello. So, I wasn't sure what to wear...
Amanda considers the challenge of championing a marginalised people or place.
Where we are as individuals is a product of our upbringing, environment and the people with whom we surround ourselves.
Amanda reflects on a busy month as a panelist at WOWHull and co-host of No Boundaries 2017 at Hull Truck Theatre.
What can we learn about leadership from a national to a personal level?
Amanda describes her search for the right show to stage at Hull Truck Theatre in 2018 and the impact of storytelling on our past, present and future.
Amanda reflects on her time in North Carolina attending the National Black Theatre Festival.
At the half-way point in the Change Makers scheme, Amanda knows what she wants from the year ahead, and it includes changes in language and leadership.
Amanda considers the damage that theatre ‘gangs’ can do, and the importance of looking out for who is being excluded.
Amanda examines the nature of being underrepresented and outlines the 'groups of upset' that she has experienced towards change.
As Amanda prepares to enter the next stage of the Change Makers programme, she reflects on her journey so far, in the context of current and historical campaigns for change for Black Artists.
Amanda celebrates the recent #VaVaVoom Twitter response to a theatre agent's complaint about BAME actors, but more needs to be done to change mindsets.
'History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.' - Dr Maya Angelou
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