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The Blazing Light in August

Gabriel Gbadamosi

I’ve woken up in a riot – inside a London phone box. A brick has...

Gabriel Gbadamosi

Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, essayist and playwright. After studying English at Cambridge, he founded the Irish Irregulars Theatre Company and acted as literary director for the Siol Padraig Irish Arts Festival in London. He won the Mobil bursary to write his play Shango and was Mobil Writer-In-Residence at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre. He has been involved in playwriting internationally, winning scholarships and fellowships which have taken him to Africa and the West Indies to research theatre and performance. He has advised both BBC Radio and the London International Festival of Theatre on African plays. In between, he has completed a writer’s course at the NFTS, been part of writers projects at London and Portuguese theatres, and organized an International Theatre Workshop as part of his duties as Judith E. Wilson Fellow at the Faculty of English at Cambridge.

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