Carolyn Forsyth

Date: 25th August 2023

Ep 2

Carolyn Forsyth on black theatre, representation, creativity for young people and her own creative outlet

Carolyn has worked as a Senior Producer and Arts Manager within theatre, young people’s work, outdoor and site-specific shows, UK and International touring, and festivals. She’s a passionate advocate of racial and social justice and currently Executive Director and Joint CEO of Talawa, the UK’s outstanding Black theatre company and a co-opted member of UK Theatre Board.

Carolyn and I discussed her own career path including roles in children’s theatre and the importance of creativity when you’re young. We talked a lot about the importance of providing a platform for black and global majority voices and talent in theatre, representation and how it feels as a black person if you don’t recognise yourself and your community on stage, screen and in literature. We also chat about her own creative pursuits and learning from our Grandmothers.


Talawa Theatre Company