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About

My work explores the vulnerabilities of the human condition - grief, loneliness, and social isolation - and their effects on individual cultural identity. My work embraces their presence in everyday life against the backdrop of a society that wants us to carry these burdens but not communicate them.

Warning. My work contains dark humour and equal doses of empathy and shade.

I work across platforms and beyond expectations of the brown, female creative. Check out my body of work below

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Things I've Done

  • On Not Quitting Your Day Job

    Exeunt Magazine

    An honest essay examining the benefits and challenges of sustaining a creative career and a day job.

  • Motherland

    OneFestival, The Space, Jan 2018

    "Poignant, eyeopening and frequently hilarious" Read the reviews theatrebox and The Upcoming.

  • I’m Unique...Just Like Everyone Else

    Omnibus, Oct 2017

    I collaborated with Rachael Black and Omnibus to curate a night of live performances.

  • Interrupted

    JW3, July 2017

    I collaborated with Ree Murrell, Kelsey Short and Anthony Sandler and after an intensive devising period, we presented a staged performance of Interrupted, a glimpse into the Jewish practice of sitting Shiva.

  • She’ll Call Again

    West London Mental Health Trust, July 2017

    WLMHT invited me to perform spoken word at the WLMHT AGM

  • Motherland and Criteria

    Evolution Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, March 2017

    My companion pieces are programmed as part of Evolution Festival 2017.

  • Motherland

    July 2016

    Artistic Director of Tara Arts Jatinda Verma invited me to perform Motherland at the re-opening of the building

  • Criteria

    TEAfilms, 2016 - Ongoing

    Originally a spoken word piece, Criteria was made into a short by TEAfilms. Criteria is currently circulating film festivals and has been shortlisted for several.

  • The Hairy Truth

    The Space, 2016

    The Sexy Lamp Society invites Naomi to perform her spoken word piece about body hair.

  • Development Lab

    Lyric Hammersmith, 2016

    I was a participating artist for the Lyric’s Development Lab program, led by Yolanda Mercy.

  • Sana Khan, Veiled and Vinegar

    Redbridge Drama Centre, Contact Theatre Manchester 2014, 2015

    I played Sana in Sumerah Srivistav’s Veiled and Vinegar, a response piece to Tamasha’s My Name Is…

  • Tricycle Theatre Young Company

    The Kilburn Passion, The Dissidents

    I was a member of the Tricycle Theatre Young Company from 2013 - 2015. I performed as Carla in The Kilburn Passion by SUhayla El-Bushra and as Haleh in The Dissidents by Shamse Sinha

Contact

  • Drop me an email if you would like to get in touch, commission me for your next project, have questions or feedback or just want to say hey.

naomi@naomijoseph.me