"KOKO OWNS THE STAGE WITH GRACE AND FINESSE"
THEATRE-MAKER. SPOKEN WORD ARTIST. VOCAL LOOPER.
Born and bred in North-West London, common to her core and 'works well with others' according to all of her school reports.
Koko creates work about being the other and focuses mainly on race, gender, mental health and identity. She blends theatre with spoken word and uses her loop station as an additional limb.
She has performed with venues such as the National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, and the Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh). Her work has been performed at the Roundhouse, Soho Theatre and at Glastonbury Festival. She has collaborated with Sean Holmes, Simon Stephens and Stef O'Driscoll on various shows and projects. She loves to collaborate with other artists from a range of disciplines.
Koko is an Alumni Resident Artist at the Roundhouse and an Associate Artist at Ovalhouse theatre.
Malaika Dale, @thenomadiclondoner
Koko's debut show, WHITE, is a solo show about identity, being a mixed-race black woman and always feeling like an outsider. Combining ‘clever and engaging’ original songs, vocal looping and ‘deliciously current’ dialogue, Koko explores race in an approachable and contemporary way in this ‘incredibly vital’ piece of new writing.
WHITE has recently been published by Oberon Books - grab a copy here.
"WHITE IS SUPREMELY UNIQUE AND DEEPLY AFFECTING" A Younger Theatre
THE COLOUR TRILOGY
Three pieces of theatre looking at identity through race, gender, mental health, and sexuality.
WHITE - a solo show exploring the experiences of being mixed race in contemporary Britain.
GREY - a show about depression and black women's mental health, with integrated BSL throughout.
PINK - an exploration on sexuality, gender and what it means to be a woman. This will be a collaborative show with a troupe of dancers and an all-female band.
SPOKEN WORD & VOCAL LOOPING
Koko creates spoken word pieces about identity, gender, race, and mental health - she usually blends poetry with vocal looping . Her work is 'brutally raw', 'fiercely honest' and 'heartbreaking'.
She has performed at Sofar Sounds, Tongue Fu and Glastonbury Festival.
She is currently recording a few poems and you can find some videos of her pieces here.
"[KOKO'S] WRITING IS ENGAGING, CLEVER, BRILLIANT, AND LYRICAL."
WORKSHOPS & MENTORING
Koko creates bespoke workshops on spoken word, devising, and being a creative freelancer. She has experience working with young people and is fully DBS checked. She often works with a theatres and companies on collaborative projects but is also happy to teach one off workshops or a short run of classes.
Koko offers creative mentoring for young, emerging artists and creatives working within the arts.
To enquire about rates - drop me an email or fill in the contact form below.
So what's next?
Performing a commissioned piece of spoken word at RES|FEST
25th April, 5.30pm - www.somersethouse.org.uk
Doing a set at Sofar Sounds
6th May, 4pm - www.sofarsounds.com/london
WHITE as part of The Last Word Festival
23rd June, 9pm - www.roundhouse.org.uk
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