All tickets for this event are reserved for Black men.
100 Black Men is a night where the only people in the audience for SAMSKARA will be Black men. A celebration of Black male identity, brotherhood and joy. A chance for Black men to sit and breathe together while enjoying a night of theatre made for them.
Both performances will be followed by a free post-show event that’ll be announced soon – so watch this space.
The previous 100 Black Men night held in 2021 post-show discussion was supported by Courtney Brown of Father 2 Father, Lenny of Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities and Phillip Morris of Trybe House Theatre.
Here’s what audiences had to say about the previous 100 Black Men night:
“All black men in the audience… unreal scenes.”
“The vibes were unmatched.”
“An audience in a theatre space with only black men, of different ages, witnessing a theatre piece that they can identify with and found a release. A momentous moment”.
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FOLLOWING A SELL-OUT WORLD PREMIERE IN 2021, ★★★★ SAMSKARA RETURNS.
WHEN I LOOK AT YOU, WHEN OUR EYES CONNECT?
I HAVE TO PROTECT, TO HOLD ON TO SOMETHING,
’CAUSE THERE’S TOO MUCH TO FEEL.
Four generations of Black men are trying to understand themselves in a world that tells them that they have to be strong. They tell their stories, their bodies intertwine, they move for themselves and for one another.
Inspired by real-life testimonies, SAMSKARA is an explosive fusion of movement, hip-hop dance and text; an exploration of Black masculinity, vulnerability, and the cycles of fatherhood.
Moving through joy and suffering, laughter and longing, this soul-baring odyssey by award-winning artist Lanre Malaolu is an ode to what it means to be a Black man in Britain today.
Commissioned by The Yard Theatre.
Paaliba Abugre | Silent Man
Will Atiomo | Father
Cal-I Jonel | Wisdom
Ntonga Mwanza | Young Buck
Razak Osman | Older
Demba Sow | Drummer
CREATIVE + PRODUCTION TEAM
Lanre Malaolu | Writer, Director, Cheoreographer
Ali Hunter | Lighting Designer
Jan Baranowski | Composer + Sound Designer
Demba Sow | Drummer + Additional Music/Composition
Anthony Simpson-Pike | Dramaturg
Natalie Pryce | Associate Designer
Rochea Dyer | Assistant Chereographer
Kirk-Ann Roberts | Assistant Director
Jade Hunter | Stage Manager on the Book
Wabriya King | Production Dramatherapist
Age Guidance: 12+
We will update this as the show continues to be made.