Tobi Kyeremateng announced as Ovalhouse Creative Civic Producer
Ovalhouse announce Tobi Kyeremateng as new Creative Civic Producer
Ovalhouse is delighted to welcome Black Ticket Project founder Tobi Kyeremateng to the fold in the new post of Creative Civic Producer. Underscoring the Learning and Participation provision, Tobi will front the Let’s Build project, which is currently raising £50,000 and is supported by the Co Op Foundation and the Mayor of London. Let’s Build will work directly with Brixton schoolchildren to design, create and occupy their own community performance space.
Tobi has recently been announced as a Senior Artistic Associate at Bush Theatre and is known for AFRO-CITY Festival at the Roundhouse and being named one of The Stage 100’s ‘Most Influential Figures Working in the UK Theatre and Performing Arts Industry’.
The newly created role will further the venue’s commitment to community engagement and developing of emerging artists as the Creative Civic Producer supports their participatory work through the current transition and into the brand new Ovalhouse theatre in Brixton 2020. The role will contribute to current provision and number of new projects including site-specific work and original commissions.
Tobi was a participant in the Ovalhouse Creative Youth programme in the early 2010s before going on to produce work at as Old Vic Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, AFROPUNK London, gal-dem and most recently Apples and Snakes, as well as contributing to #MERKY Books Live.
Owen Calvert-Lyons, Ovalhouse’s Head of Theatre & Artists’ Development, comments, “We look forward to forging new partnerships and seeing what innovations Tobi will bring to this role. Her experience and unapologetic approach are a great fit for Ovalhouse, especially as we look forward to our new incarnation in Brixton.”
More about Tobi on her website