I Stand Proud by Jessica Mensah
I Stand Proud by Jessica Mensah

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I Stand Proud by Jessica Mensah
I Stand Proud by Jessica Mensah

Performer: Josephine Mensah

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Talawa Tales From the Frontline - Part 4 : ShopWorker, Directed by Jessica Mensah
Talawa Tales From the Frontline - Part 4 : ShopWorker, Directed by Jessica Mensah

Actress: Ann Akin Shot by: Moses Ssebandeke

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I Stand Proud by Jessica Mensah
I Stand Proud by Jessica Mensah

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Director

 

Film

I Stand Proud

written by Jessica Mensah

(2021)

 

Talawa's Tales from the Frontline -  part 4

written by Talawa

(2021)


Theatre

The Life of Olu 
written by Temi Majekodunmi

(Golden Goose Theatre, 2021)


Strange Fruit

written by Caryl Phillips

(Beyond the Canon, online monologue showcase, RADA, 2020)

In the Continuum

written by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter
(Beyond the Canon, online monologue showcase, RADA, 2020)


Signed, Sealed, Delivered

written by Judy Upton
(Reviewed by Fringe review, National etheatr, YouTube, 2020)


ROADKILL

written by Geraldine Lang
(Rapid Write Response, Theatre503, 2020)

 

House

written by Somalia Seaton
(Research & Development for Stonecrabs Young Directors Training Programme, 2020)

FUSE

written by Jessica Mensah, Bronte Thomasson & Sophie Bartholomew
(PATS studio, University of Surrey, 2019)


The Loop in my Tress Sings this Song

written by Britny Virginia
(Omnibus Theatre, produced by Nouveau Riche, 2019)



Assistant Director

Film


Not Waving but Drowning

written & Dir. by Thara Popoola

Typical (the film)

written by Ryan Calais Cameron,

Dir. Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
(Starring Richard Blackwood, Soho theatre, 2021)

Theatre


Girl on An Altar

written by Marina Carr

Co-Directed by Susie Mckenna & Indhu Rubasingham

(Streamed Staged Rehearsed Reading, 2021) 

Typical

written by Ryan Calais Cameron,

Dir. Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
(The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Soho Theatre, 2019)


Queens of Sheba

written by Jessica L. Hagan,

Dir. Jessica Kalissa
(Produced by Nouveau Riche, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe Festival & New Diorama Theatre, 2018)

I Stand Proud

by Jessica Mensah 

2021 

‘I Stand Proud’ is a spoken word piece that encourages black students and people to stand out freely for who they are, whenever they appear to be the minority in an institution.

Talawa's Tales From The Front Line - Part 4 : Shop Worker

2021 

Talawa's Tales from the Front Line series uses verbatim interviews with Black key workers to explore the complex impact of the Covid-19 crisis on those on the Front Line of the pandemic.

 
 

Beyond the Canon, Online Monologue Showcase

 RADA

2020

An online monologue showcase inspired by Black, Asian Middle Eastern and Latinx writers. A partnership between Beyond the Canon Limited and RADA, in collaboration with Artistic Directors of the Future.

Monologues Co-Directed by

Jessica Mensah & Sita Thomas 

 

Strange Fruit

by Caryl Phillips

In the Continuum by

Danai Gurira & Nikkole Salter

Videographer & Editor: Gino Ricardo Green

 

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

by Judy Upton

National eTheatr

2020

As the pandemic begins, one student comes up with an ingenious plan to get home.

 

ROADKILL

by Geraldine Lang 

Rapid, Write, Response, Theatre503

2019

Emily and Kiera accidentally hit a baby cow and the guy that sexually assaulted Kiera keeps ringing her phone. The two are in for an eventful night as they try to move the cow and attempt to make their way back home.

 

FUSE

by Jessica Mensah, Bronte Thomasson and Sophie Bartholomew,

 PATS studio, University of Surrey

2019

“Plantain, Jerk Chicken and Cornbeef hash…” Fuse explores and celebrates race and identity amongst three women of different races, through spoken word, music, and dance. 

"A brilliantly devised and thoughtful performance that engaged us all right from the beginning and left us with much to discuss about race, culture and identity"

"It was very insightful, powerful & thought-provoking"

"It was like you guys were pulling out hidden judgements I've had about other races, that I didn't even notice"

"It had us all evaluating how we've felt being an object of racial stereotypes but ALSO how we can have the wrong perspectives"

"Fun and enjoyable to watch but with deep roots into modern day social problems"

 

The Loop in my Tress Sings this Song

by Britny Virginia
Performed at Omnibus Theatre, produced by Nouveau Riche
 

2019

Three black women give dynamic, comedic and thought-provoking monologues of their experience wearing their natural hair amid a society that favours the European standard of beauty.

They take us through their battle with self-acceptance and struggles they’ve faced embracing their natural beauty in a style of dance, music and poetry.