Political, identity, reflection
“So I’m at home. But you’re also at home. Everyone is at home.”
A woman prepares for a performance that can not happen. The work has dried up. There’s nothing for anyone to succeed or fail at; there’s no need to be competitive. But this doesn’t mean that suddenly the playing field is a level one.
A sharp reflection on race and identity, Dear People of No Colour imagines a space where we can breathe together.
Written and Performed by Esosa Ighodaro
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Homemakers Project Overview
Audio Described Version
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About Esosa Ighodaro
Esosa is an emerging writer. She has been working professionally as an actor since 2014, with roles in film, TV as well as theatre. Through that experience, she has worked on numerous scripts, workshopping, script reading, developing and critiquing.
As a writer, Esosa has written numerous short scripts. She secured Screen Ireland funding as part of their Actor as Creator scheme 2020, to turn her script, “Round Boxes” into a short filmic piece. Esosa created and wrote “Believe”, a ten-part sit-com for Grand Explorer Studios, set to go into production in 2021.
Esosa is currently developing a Sci-fi drama series, “Here (For Now)” with Breakthrough Entertainment for a Canadian and Irish coproduction, and has recently been awarded development funding by Screen Ireland for her original TV series, “Homeshare”.
Esosa is an accomplished vocalist, recording her debut album You Won’t Believe It in 2018. She received a scholarship from Warner Bros. entertainment to complete her MA in Screenwriting at The National Film School at IADT.
About Abbey Theatre
The Abbey Theatre in Dublin is one of the country’s leading cultural institutions. Inspired by the revolutionary ideals of their founders and their rich canon of Irish dramatic writing, their mission is to imaginatively engage with all Irish society through the production of ambitious, courageous and new theatre in all its forms. They commit to lead in the telling of the whole Irish story, in English and in Irish, and affirm that the Abbey is a theatre for the entire island of Ireland and for all its people. In every endeavour, they promote inclusiveness, diversity and equality.