malakaï is an artist, producer and educator from pre-gentrified Hackney, London. Led by curiosity and care, malakaï works across theatre, literature and live performance, creating and interrogating through an unapologetically Afroqueer lens. They co-founded and was Artistic Director of producing theatre company The S+K Project and, aged 21, was appointed Associate Director at Theatre Peckham, where they were responsible for cultural programming, nurturing young artists and developing new writing. A Barbican Young Poets alumnus, malakaï is currently co-director of literary arts organisation BORN::FREE, and remains passionate about expanding the canon of Black British writing across its forms. They are currently undertaking an MA in Black British Literature at Goldsmiths University of London.
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- THE 2021 I LIKE NETWORKING MENTORING SCHEMEI LIKE NETWORKING is a platform that aims to support women and non-binary professionals looking for a career in the creative and cultural industry and those who already work in the field but feel stuck. The mentoring programme is international, which reflects the global creative sector. Mentees will be paired with a mentor for 4 meetings, over a 3-month period. In collaboration with their mentor, mentees will define their goals, finesse their skill set, and refine their CV. Additionally, ment
London, United KingdomFreelance
BORN::FREE is a literary arts organisation founded in 2014 for established, young & emerging writers of all narratives, with a special interest in African/Afro-diasporic & experimental writing.
Associate DirectorTheatre Peckham
- London, United KingdomPart Time
A new role with responsibility of delivering a refreshed artistic policy at Theatre Peckham; with a particular focus on programming events and seasons of work across the venue's three spaces, managing projects for young people and the hyperlocal community, and developing new work for performance with artists.
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