Babirye Bukilwa

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Jenny Sealy

National Theatre/ Graeae

WHEN WE HAVE SUFFICIENTLY TORTURED EACH OTHER

Girl 2

Katie Mitchell

National Theatre

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

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Florence Bell

Brave New Word | Arcola Theatre

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

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Giles Croft

The Nottingham Playhouse

FILTHY BUSINESS

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Ed Hall

Hampstead Theatre

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Florence Bell

Brave New Word

PLAQUES & TANGLES

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Lucy Morrison

The Royal Court Theatre

BEAUTIFUL THING (20TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONWIDE TOUR)

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Nikolai Foster

Nottingham Playhouse | Leicester Curve

ROMEO & JULIET

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Bijan Sheibani

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NEIGHBOURS

Topsy

Steven Atkinson

HighTide Festival

WHOLE

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Philip Osment

Unity Theatre

RIFTGUARD (Rehearsed Reading)

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Sandy Johnson

Soho Theatre

TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

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Debbie Tucker Green

Royal Court Theatre

SONGS OF FREEDOM (Rehearsed Reading)

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Kwame Kwei Ammah

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BBC / Tiger Aspect,

WE HUNT TOGETHER

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Nightjack | Channel 4

OUR GIRL

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Hillbilly Films | Channel 4

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WE LOVE MOSES (Short)

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LITTLE HARD (SHort)

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Waller and Wandsworth

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SUNFLOWERS BEHIND A DIRTY FENCE

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#REALITY (Web Series)

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HOT PEPPER (Web Series)

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babirye bukilwa is an actor, poet and writer based in London. babirye uses they/them pronouns and she/her and writes her name in lower case. 

babirye’s debut play “...black bird hour” was commissioned by Talawa Theatre Company last year and was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 (from over five thousand scripts nationwide). '...blackbird hour' was also a finalist for the inaugural Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2020 and most recently made the longlist for the Alfred Fagon Award 2020. Their second play “...cake”, an origin story to “...blackbird hour”, is currently being developed in conjunction with Theatre Peckham. They are also among 25 writers to win a micro commission with Popelei, have recently secured a seed commission from Offie award winning theatre company, Small Truth Theatre, and were invited to participate in the Introduction to Playwrighting course at the Royal Court Theatre 2019 led by award-winning Steph Smith.

babirye was invited to join the BBC London Writers’ Room 2018 and their script, The Coven, was longlisted for the BBC’s Drama room.

babirye's poetry has been featured and published in SISTA! (Team Angelica Productions), The Colour of Madness Anthology: Exploring BAME Mental Health and Sweet Thang Magazine.

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...cake

2020

Theatre Peckham

As Writer
an origin story to ...blackbird hour

LAGOON

2020

Small Truth Theatre

As Writer
Directed by Miranda Cromwell

MIRRORS

2020

Popelei

As Writer