Dates and Times
Sun 5 May 2019 at 7.15pm
Featured in our Spring 2019 programme. Browse the full season here.
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Presented by John Akinde
Oja (The Market) seeks to uncover the dark world of drug dealing through the struggle of a black family trying to make ends meet. The play seeks to portray the realities of the black market for communities, exploring unemployment, illegal immigration and deprivation.
About the artist
John Akinde, is a young up-and-coming poet, rapper and theatre-maker from the East End of London. John started writing initially through rap & grime, until given the opportunity to explore poetry through a local performing arts project. Along the years, he has written and continues to create work that seeks to inspire and provoke thought. His work explores topics like youth justice, gang crime and social mobility, and has been performed in various venues nationwide e.g. Roundhouse, BBC. He is also a recipient of CPT’s seed commission to artists of colour (2018).