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Patrice Naiambana


Patrice Naiambana is an interdisciplinary performer-creator and works interculturally: from playing lead roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, BBC, and Channel 4, to bringing Shakespeare to the elderly and long-term unemployed in Birmingham, to running creative development programs for artists and communities in Africa and Europe.

In 1991 he founded social enterprise Tribal Soul Arts, as a means to make visible African Diaspora stories and socially transformative work. He is from Sierra Leone and is based in the UK.

Patrice is a recipient of the Edinburgh Fringe First Award for his solo show The Man Who Committed Thought, and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Olivier award-winning Histories ensemble. In Melbourne Patrice will perform The Man Who Committed Thought at Footscray Community Arts Centre, and lead The Gospel of Othello intercultural performance training for emerging and professional artists.

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