Tell Demhosted by Tobi Kyeremateng
Join cultural producer Tobi Kyeremateng and her guests working across the arts for the season one pilot of TELL DEM, a fortnightly podcast by Tamasha.
Reviewing contemporary work through the lens of a variety of black, brown and BEA makers and creators, movers and shakers, TELL DEM is here to offer advice to emerging artists, dissect current affairs, share tips about navigating the industry as artists of colour – and to throw all of the shade.
Our season 1 guests included actor Cherrelle Skeete, poet and filmmaker Caleb Femi, sound designer Xa-Na, interdisciplinary artist Jacob V Joyce, theatre producer Tuyet Van Huynh and more.
Supported by Transmission Radio.
Tobi Kyeremateng is a theatre, poetry and festival producer based in South West London invested in creating provocative and significant live performance exploring socio-politics, community engagement and artistic collaboration. She has worked with organisations such as Apples and Snakes, Bush Theatre, Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, Ovalhouse, Roundhouse, Wac Arts, Bestival, Block9 @ Glastonbury, Brainchild Festival, The Big House Theatre Company and A New Direction, and has collaborated with other organisations such as The Prince’s Trust, RichMix, Sunday Paper’s Live, Wilderness Festival and Citadel Festival.
She began her career in 2011, assisting in producing Ovalhouse Theatre’s site-specific piece THE STREET. In 2013, she started an apprenticeship at Battersea Arts Centre in Community Arts through the London Theatre Consortium and was offered the role of Junior Producer in 2016. She left BAC to become Producer at Apples and Snakes, and was also accepted onto the Old Vic 12 programme where she produced Joe White’s play PAGANS, performed by Simon Kunz, Lolita Chakrabati, Gary Wood, Sophie Melville and Geoff Breton.
Tobi was part of the Runner Up team for the JMK 2017 Award with debbie tucker green’s RANDOM, directed by Nathan Crossan-Smith, and was accepted onto the Up Next programme as Executive Producer (Up Next) at Bush Theatre to produce a 2-month season in early 2019.
As well as producing high-quality work with professional artists, she also has 6 years experience in working with young people and social groups, such as those not in education, training or employment, looked after children and those newly-arrived to the UK.
Tobi has delivered workshops and panel talks for institutions such as Old Vic Theatre, National Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London Southbank University, Birmingham Rep, Sour Lemons UK, You Make It! and more, and is founder of the national initiative BAMworks – created to support and connect BAME producers across the UK.
Tuyet Van Huynh
Jacob V Joyce
Jeremiah ‘SugarJ’ Brown / SugarJ Poet