Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway biography
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Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway is an internationally acclaimed arts leader, director, producer, changemaker, black plays specialist and dramaturg. More recently recognised for the commission and direction of The Interrogation of Sandra Bland by Mojisola Adebayo, performed by 100 women of color at Goodman Theatre as part of Black Lives Black Words: I AM Fest. Simeilia is the Founder and CEO of Artistic Directors of the Future and Co-founder and Creative Director at Black Lives, Black Words International Project. Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway has been listed three consecutive years in the Stage Top 100 Power List and named in the Evening Standard’s The Progress 1000: London's most influential people 2018 – Performance: Theatre and was included in the Who's Who publication of information on people with influence and interest in all fields. She is also the Founder/CEO of Beyond The Canon, former troubleshooter and Manager of the National Theatre's Black Play Archive, Editor of the first monologue anthology for Black Plays inspired by black British Plays: The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors: Classical and Contemporary Speeches from Black British Plays which was followed by a second monologue anthology published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama: Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors and former Trustee at the Directors Guild of Great Britain and Company of Angels Theatre Company. She also worked across the UK and internationally as a teacher/guest lecturer, audience development and leadership consultant.
[Bio as of January 2021]