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TRUNKATED - AstroBlack edition


Friday 14 October 2022

Blue Elephant Theatre's scratch night TRUNKATED is back with its brand new AstroBlack edition!

An evening of spoken word, music and film from some of the most exciting emerging black artists in South London.



Tatenda (they/them) is a Zimbabwean born, south east London based facilitator and devised performance maker, working with spoken word poetry in theatrical and non-theatrical context, with a focus on community engagement. Their work is mainly bio-mythical, infusing their lived experience with myth, to challenge colonial cosmologies as an act of self-recovery. Their performances are joyful, participatory, and multidimensional.


Ewa is a Nigerian born, sheffield raised and now London based director, facilitator, actor, voiceover artist & poet.She is currently associate director at Nouveau Riche. As a facilitator, Ewa regularly works for Company Three and has worked with The Kiln Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama, The Pleasence, The Damilola Taylor Centre. Music and movement are integral parts of Ewa’s process.
Recent acting credits include: Abidemi in Silkworm (Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Fringe first winner)

Ewa graduated from the Rose Bruford BA Acting course in 2019.


Axel is a French-Cameroonian actor and writer currently in his final year of the BA Acting CDT at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, due to graduate in 2023. Recent roles in training include Hamlet in a devised production of "Hamlet", and Tobias in "Education, Education, Education". He is passionate about the history of race relations and its influence on the African diaspora.

He will perform a solo comedy drama called the "Coconut Glitch", a piece about a second-generation Black immigrant finding his sense of identity in the western world.

Instagram : @axelkengne


Rebekah Johnson is an actress who developed her writing skills as a way of creating work not just for herself but for others around her. Rebekah took her skills and applied them to The Cockpit Theatre In the Pound. She co-wrote and performed A Passage Through Time, which is currently online. She then started writing for actors she knew and wrote short monologues for them to film. During the lockdown, she has written a book filled with monologues which you can find at This year Rebekah was a part of Passing The Spoon which was a spin on the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters at The Tower Theatre. She also write and perform audio stories.

Instagram: @Rebekah.johnson18


Britny Virginia is a poet, writer, director, and creative facilitator. She is currently producing a short film she's written about her journey with disability.
Much of work is inspired by her St. Lucian culture, her disability and her faith! She hopes to inspire others one story at a time!