A project initiated by

Michael Buffong

Artistic Director
Talawa Theatre


Michael is Talawa Theatre Company’s Artistic Director. Under his direction Talawa has renewed its commitment to developing new and emerging Black artists.

Michael has directed award winning productions at theatres across the UK including King Lear, All My Sons and A Raisin in the Sun at Royal Exchange Theatre, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl at Royal National Theatre and Serpents Tooth at the Almeida. Michael’s film and television credits include Holby City, EastEnders, Doctors, Casualty, Hollyoaks, Blazed and the award-winning Simple! which he wrote and directed.

Michael’s driving belief is that theatre, art and culture must reflect society as it is.

The Panel