The Privileged photo by Yarahmadi

Jamal Harewood

Since winning our Green Curtain Award (Brighton Fringe, May 2017) Jamal has been working ‘Upstairs at ONCA‘.

Jamal Harewood is an artist who creates temporary communities through audience-led participatory events that focus on ideas of identity and race – believing that these events should be playful experiences that allow everyone to get involved. He works with the audience to create a unique experience; providing a space that enables discussion centred around each individual’s interpretation of the performance. This stems from his interest in abolishing the performer/audience hierarchy that frequently occurs within theatre.

Having graduated from the University of Chichester with an MA in Performance (Theatre), he is now an Associate Artist at Camden People’s Theatre. In 2015 he was one of SPILL Festival’s National Showcase Artists (The Privileged) and was a recipient of the 2016 Spring Commission (Word). 2017 saw Jamal perform in California Institute of Integral Studies’ N.E.W Festival Showcase and receive ONCA’s Green Curtain Award (The Privileged).

Read more about Jamal and ONCA’s Green Curtain Award here.