Black Theatre Live


Nine Lives

Written by Zodwa Nyoni

Performed by Lladel Bryant

Directed by Alex Chisholm

Zodwa Nyoni (Author) Zodwa is a Zimbabwean-born playwright and poet based in Leeds. As winner of the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme she was Writer-in-Residence at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.  She has previously been Apprentice Poet-in-Residence at Ilkely Literature Festival (2013) and Leeds Kirkgate Market (2012).

She is currently participating in the Eclipse Theatre Revolution Mix development scheme and the Regional New Writing Initiative with Creative England.  Her play Boi Boi is Dead was a finalist for the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Plays/Short Plays include: Boi Boi Is Dead (WYP, Tiata Fahodzi & Watford Palace Theatre); A Letter To You (Manchester Royal Exchange); Nine Lives (Oran Mor & WYP); Tangled Roots (Trinity Arts & DePaul University, Chicago); Come to Where I’m From (Paines Plough and WYP); The Night Shift (Young Writers’ Scheme, WYP / BBC Writer’s Room) and The Povo Die Till Freedom Comes (Square Chapel & The Bush Theatre).