Inua Ellams (U.K.):
BORDERS & CROSSINGS
January 7 - January 10, 2021
BORDERS & CROSSINGS
By Inua Ellams (U.K.)
Produced by Fuel
Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother against a backdrop of sectarian violence, Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England in 1996 aged 12, moved to Ireland for three years, before returning to London. An award-winning poet, performer, playwright, graphic artist, and designer, Inua returns to the theme of migration in his work, exploring his own life experiences and wider global and political questions. BORDERS & CROSSINGS is an opportunity to get to know Inua and hear some of his poetic and dramatic work on this theme, live and online from London.
Learn more about about Fuel at www.fueltheatre.com and @FuelTheatre
The performances of BORDERS & CROSSINGS are supported by Arts Council England, working in partnership with Manchester International Festival to support England based artists to appear at Under The Radar.
Free For All
This production will offer English Closed Captions for both Live-streams and Talkbacks. We cannot offer an Audio Description for this live-streamed production, but we have created accessible pre-show notes for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For additional information, if you have questions, need assistance, or an accommodation not mentioned above, please contact us at [email protected].
As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding the content of our performances, please email us at [email protected].
Mylène is an Eritrean London-based award winning actress, voice-over artist, and producer. She extensively works in theatre, film and television throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She is fluent in 5 languages.
Most recently, Mylène is seen starring alongside Dakota Fanning as Zema, an Ethiopian refugee in England in the 70s, in feature film Sweetness in the Belly, which had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Mylène can soon be seen in West End's critically acclaimed The Jungle directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin as Helene, an Eritrean woman leading the female voices in the camp, in St. Ann's Warehouse, New York.
She can next be seen in Borders & Crossings by Inua Ellams, which is being presented by Fuel in Jan 2021 as part of Under The Radar Festival, an annual theatre festival, produced by the Public Theater in NYC.
Ṣọpẹ́ is an award-winning actor working across theatre, television, and film. He trained extensively with the National Youth Theatre, and his credits for stage include One Night in Miami (Donmar Warehouse), the titular role in Coriolanus at the RSC, and The Brothers Size (Young Vic).
On screen, Ṣọpẹ́’s recent work includes the horror film His House (New Regency) for which he has received a nomination for Best Actor at the 2021 British Independent Film Awards as well as a nomination for Best Actor in a Horror Movie at the inaugural Critic’s Choice Super Awards, due to be announced on Sunday 10 January 2021. He is due to appear in the sci-fi thriller Tides (Beghaus Wöbke Filmproduktion), and drama film Mothering Day (Number 9 Films) in 2021. Ṣọpẹ́ can also be seen as Elliot Finch in the television crime series Gangs of London (Pulse Films).
Isabel Quinzanos Alonso