Associated Programme


In Conversation with Tobi Kyeremateng

Tobi Kyeremateng is a multi-award-winning producer and writer from South London.

As a producer working across film, liveness and audio, Tobi has curated an impressive portfolio of work for organisations including BBC, British Vogue, Horniman Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts, National Theatre, No Signal, Priority at O2, Roundhouse, Royal Court Theatre, Tate Modern, PUMA, Sony Music and more, and has had her work platformed on BBC Three, BBC Four, Complex, FACT Magazine and NOWNESS to name a few. As a writer, Tobi has written for media outlets including Black Ballad, Blavity, gal-dem, Howlround, The Guardian, The Independent and LOVE Magazine, and has had essays published in Black Joy (Penguin, 2021) and Making Hip Hop Theatre (Bloomsbury, 2021). In 2021, she released her debut audio-documentary, RAVE RITUALS, on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 6.

Tobi has won several awards including: 'Creative Award' (Industry Minds UK 2021), 'Special Award: Producer' (Off West-End Theatre Awards 2020),  ‘Arts & Culture’ Award (Women Of The Future Awards 2019), ‘Best Producer’ (inaugural Black British Theatre Awards 2019), and ‘Inspiration of the Year’ (Stylist Magazine’s inaugural Remarkable Women Awards 2019). Tobi has led workshops, guest lectures and panel talks for a number of institutions including Oxford University and Goldsmiths University, and has hosted in conversations with the likes of Diane Abbott and Malorie Blackman.

Tobi is a Senior Artistic Associate at the Bush Theatre, Board Trustee for Peckham Platform, Diversity School Initiative and National Youth Theatre, and mentor for Sour Lemons and I LIKE NETWORKING. In 2020 she was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and was nominated by BBC presenter Clara Amfo in the Duke and Dutchess' inaugural Black History Month Next Generation Trailblazers, as well as being included in ELLE Magazine's '10 Trailblaizing Women Changing The Future You Need To Know' alongside Koffee, Holly Fischer, Celeste and Margaret Busby. In 2020, she featured on the cover of gal-dem as part of their Community Issue.

Tobi is currently developing her directorial debut docu-fiction film, OWAMBE, as one of 10 recipients of the inaugural Netflix Documentary Talent Fund, and is writing her debut non-fiction book, THEATRE SH*T (Jacaranda Books), celebrating contemporary Black British Theatre.

Tobi is the founder of the Black Ticket Project.

This will be hosted by Alfiah Jade Brown (Associate Producer on Foxes)