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AMERICAN THEATRE | Angel Adedokun Named RHE Basis Creative Fellow


Angel Adedokun.

SAN FRANCISCO: Bilingual vocalist, songwriter, and dancer Angel Adedokun has been named the 2022 RHE Basis Creative Fellow by Theatre Bay Space. Adedokun, who will subsequent seem in Shotgun Gamers’ manufacturing of Natasha, Pierre & the Nice Comet of 1812, shall be awarded $10,000 as a part of the fellowship, designed to propel the profession of a person feminine or non-binary actor of shade with a major funding that may launch them into the following steps of their profession.

“There are only a few awards designed particularly to assist girls and non-binary actors of shade advance their careers,” stated Theatre Bay Space’s govt director, Sean Fenton, in a press release. “There are such a lot of roadblocks for BIPOC actors. Once we put money into promising expertise, the entire theatre sector stands to win. TBA is happy to proceed our partnership with RHE Charitable Basis for this necessary award.” 

Adedokun beforehand labored with the Latin firm MundoBeat Leisure (Grupo Tumbao, Trio Con Paz, Almagama), and was featured as lead singer of the Indianapolis Ssalsa band Grupo Bembe. Angel’s debut EP, Love All the time, Angel was launched in 2020. She is at the moment writing music for OasisTV in San Francisco and doing voiceover for Bay Space Youngsters’s Theatre’s on-line platform, Play On!

This yr’s candidates included 9 people nominated by Bay Space-based skilled actors and administrators. The winner was chosen by a panel of achieved girls of shade. Earlier RHE fellows embrace Reggie D. White (2014), Sarita Ocón (2016), and Cindy Im (2018).

The eight different nominees for this yr’s award had been Sophia Alawi, Rolanda Bell, Katrina McGraw, Alicia M.P. Nelson, Aidaa Peerzada, Chanel Tilghman, Princess Washington, and Jasmine Milan Williams.

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