The Hear Me Now Podcast

hosted by Titilola Dawudu

A Tamasha production with Titilola Dawudu. In partnership with Afridiziak

Following the runaway success of the book, Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour, comes The HEAR ME NOW Podcast!

Hosted by Titilola Dawudu, The HEAR ME NOW Podcast hopes to continue the pathways and opportunities that the book successfully managed to create by bridging the gap for underrepresented artists.

Titilola speaks to playwrights, actors and directors who are making waves in UK theatre, have a view of the ever changing landscape of the industry, and are keen to explore what the future might look like for ethnically diverse artists. With subjects ranging from Covid-19, identity, race and mental health, each episode features a performed monologue from the book or a new monologue specially commissioned for the podcast. Highlighting career pathways and opportunities for artists with the aim of bridging the gap for underrepresented artists, guests including Winsome Pinnock, Shiv Jalota, Endy McKay, Heather Agyepong and Jumoké Fashola ignite honest and open conversations about all things theatre.

Episodes will be dropping every Tuesday from 19 January 2021. Catch up with these beauts now.

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Four

Episode Five

Episode Six

Episode Seven

Episode Eight

Episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Listen and subscribe now.

Every episode in the series features a performed monologue from hit book, “Hear Me Now – Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour”, or a new monologue specially commissioned for the podcast.

Conceived in 2016 by Tamasha and writer-producer Titilola Dawudu, the book of short monologues brought together playwrights and actors in creative workshops to generate better audition material for ethnically diverse actors than the largely stereotypical characters currently on offer. Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour was published in October 2018 and by December of the same year, was Oberon’s biggest selling book.


The HEAR ME NOW Podcast is supported by:

Episode One

Guest: Jumoké Fashola 

Featured monologue: A CONSECRATED LOVE by Mr Ekow, performed by Isabelle Jones

Episode Two

Guests: Philip Morris & Christian Graham

Featured monologue: SETTING A HIGH BAR by Adrian Tang, performed by Christian Graham

Episode Three

Guests: Michael Ahomka-Lindsay, Yasmina Berraoui & Yuki Sutton

Featured monologue: HUNTINGDON ROAD written and performed by Yasmina Berraoui

Episode Four

Guests: Ami Tredrea, Camille Burnett & Suraj Shah

Featured monologue: BREATH written and performed by Suraj Shah

Episode Five

Guests: Shiv Jalota & Rajan Sharma

Featured monologue: PEN by Dannielle Sadiq, performed by Rajan Sharma 

Episode Six

Guests: Natasha Kathi-Chandra & Jennifer Lim

Featured monologue: SHOOT, SHAG OR MARRY? by Natasha Kathi-Chandra, performed by Shin-Fei Chen

Episode Seven

Guests: Tanya Loretta-Dee & Heather Agyepong

Featured monologue: GARDEN by Toyin Ayedun-Alase, created for and performed by Tanya Loretta-Dee

Episode Eight

Guests: Winsome Pinnock, Endy McKay & Dannielle Sadiq

Featured monologues:

NO THIGH GAPS ALLOWED by Titilola Dawudu, created for and performed by Tara Alexis 

DON’T SPEAK UNTIL I’M FINISHED by Josh-Susan Enright, created for and performed by Endy McKay

Titilola Dawudu

About Titilola Dawudu

Titilola is a writer, editor and theatre maker. She is a trustee for Theatre Centre and is an Associate Writer for Beyond Face and Creative Leamington.

Her plays and monologues have been performed at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal Arojah in Abuja, Nigeria, Soho theatre, the Bush theatre, the Arcola and Theatre Peckham. She mentors women and won the Mentor of the Year at the Women of the Future awards in 2018.

Titilola edited ‘Hear Me Now Audition Monologues for Actors of Colour’ in partnership with Tamasha, published by Oberon Books. 
She is part of Black Womxn in Theatre team that brought together over 250 black womxn in theatre for an iconic photoshoot at the Globe theatre in 2019. In September 2020, Black Womxn in Theatre partnered withh Eclipse Theatre and Bush Theatre to create #AllOfUs, a redundancy recovery programme for Balck, Asian and ethnically diverse people who were made redundant due to COVID-19.