Busy Being Black
Tobi Kyeremetang: Permission
May 22, 2018 · 50 min
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Tobi Kyeremateng is a theatre, festivals and live performance producer who focuses on carving out space for young black people in theatre.


After seeing her first West End show, Wicked, she says she was in awe, but having not seen any Black people on the stage, didn’t walk way feeling like she belonged in that space. She’s since used her life experience and her passion for the arts to show young black people that their stories and talents do belong in spaces like the west end, even when they’re not readily represented there. 


When I asked her what she most wants people to take away from our conversation, she said this:


“Sooner or later, we'll come to realise that nothing really matters besides the way we feel about ourselves. At the end of it all, everything we do, everything we take in that nourishes us, and everything we stand for, has to result in us being truly happy.”


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