Bio:

Tobi Kyeremateng FRSA is an award-winning multidisciplinary producer and writer based in South London.

Recent credits include: My White Best Friend (and Other Letters Left Unsaid) by Rachel De-Lahay and Milli Bhatia (2020, Royal Court Theatre), The Future Is Near (2019, Tate Modern), Skin Deep's Sonic Transmissions Series: Cassie Kinoshi and House of Absolute (2019, Roundhouse & The Institute of Contemporary Art), J'Ouvert by Yasmin Joseph (2019, Theatre503), International Women's Weekender (2019, gal-dem), BABYLON Festival (Bush Theatre), AFRO-CITY Festival (2019, Roundhouse), Pagans (2017, Old Vic Theatre).

Film credits include: Blue Corridor 15 (2021, BBC Films/New Creatives, dir. by Dubheasa Lanipekun), RISE UP: The Lawyer (2021, Reboot The Future, dir. by Sophie Austin), RISE UP: The Chef (2021, Reboot The Future, dir by Sophie Austin), In Praise Of Still Boys (2020, FACT Magazine, The Vinyl Factory, 180 The Strand) Roots For A Crown (2019, NOWNESS, 180 The Strand: Prada Mode, dir. by Julianknxx), Secret Life of Gs (2019, dir. by Caleb Femi), Wishbone (2018, NOWNESS, 2020 International Shorts at Screen Dance International Festival, dir. by Caleb Femi).

Video credits include: No Signal x Priority: Masterclass (2021, feauring iO, Jaz Karis, Julie Adenuga and DJ Spoony, No Signal, O2, Priority) and Waiting Room (2020, Complex UK Magazine by Kaia Laurielle, dir. by Julianknxx).

Working in cultural production, programme delivery, consultancy and project management, Tobi has curated an impressive portfolio over the last 9 years, delivering activity for organisations including: AFROPUNK, BBC, Black Girl Fest, Brainchild Festival, National Theatre, Nike, No Signal, Roundhouse, Royal Court Theatre, Samsung, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern, Young Vic Theatre and more, and has written for media outlets including: Black Ballad, Blavity, gal-dem, Howlround, The Independent and LOVE Magazine. Tobi has won several awards including: ‘Inspiration of the Year’ (Stylist Magazine’s inaugural Remarkable Women Awards 2019), ‘Best Producer’ (inaugural Black British Theatre Awards 2019), the ‘Arts & Culture’ Award (Women Of The Future Awards 2019) and 'Special Award: Producer' (Off West-End Theatre Awards 2020). 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 an alumna of the first Civic Futures Programme in partnership with the Greater London Authority, and is the founder of award-winning initiative Black Ticket Project, a bridge organisation fostering cultural access points for working-class Black young people. Tobi is a Senior Artistic Associate at the Bush Theatre, Board Trustee for Peckham Platform, Diversity School Initiative and National Youth Theatre, and is a 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 writing her first audio-documentary, RAVE RITUALS (Institute of Contemporary Art/BBC/New Creatives, 2021) exploring British raving culture in UK Garage and House. She is a contributing writer for Black Joy (Penguin Random House, 2021), an anthology of essays on Black British joy edited by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, and is writing her debut non-fiction book, THEATRE SH*T (Jacaranda Books, 2021), celebrating contemporary Black British Theatre.

Experience within the Industry:

6 plus years

Specialist:

  • Producer

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