The 2022 Black British Theatre Awards
Congratulations to everyone involved in For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, which won Best Production Play at the 2022 Black British Theatre Awards on Sunday 16 October. RADA graduate Nnabiko Ejimofor made his theatre debut in the production as Jet.
We also congratulate RADA graduates Simisola Majekodunmi and Maybelle Laye who respectively received nominations for the Light Recognition Award and Costume Design Recognition Award.
The Black British Theatre Awards were established to celebrate the influence of Black performers and creatives on the UK's artistic legacy and highlight the impact of their contributions on an international level.
"2022 brings an unprecedented year for The BBTAs in support from industry recognition and creative growth. The public votes have quadrupled since 2021, heralding a clear and positive, bright future for the ongoing work of the Black British Theatre Awards. This year, we are exceptionally excited to be holding the awards at the national Theatre." Solange Urdang and Omar F Okai, co-directors of the BBTAs.
The Black British Theatre Awards highlight the abundance of Black talent and seek to change the lack of recognition by amplifying the positivity of talent and creativity in UK theatre through their work.
Previous RADA graduates who have won or been nominated at the BBTAs include: David Jonsson (won Best Male Actor in a Play, 2021), Nadia Latif (won Best Director, 2020), Michael Balogun (nominated for Best Male Actor in a Play, 2021), Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo (nominated for Best Female Actor in a Play and the Ian Charleson Award, 2021), Tia Bannon (nominated for Best Female Actor in a Play, 2021), Stacy Abalogun (nominated for Best Recent Graduate, 2020).