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Somalia Seaton, a is Nigerian and Jamaican British playwright, screenwriter, theatre practitioner and arts consultant, from South-East London. She writes extensively for stage.

Somalia trained at East 15 Acting school, on the BA/acting and contemporary theatre course.
She worked briefly as an actress before refocusing her career.

Her most recent full production Fall of The Kingdom, Rise of the Footsoldier relaunched The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Other Place in August 2016. It also awarded her a Susan Smith BlackBurn Finalist award and was long listed for The Alfred Fagon Award.

Her debut play Crowning Glory, was commissioned and produced by Theatre Royal Stratford East in October 2013, and since then she has had work commissioned and produced by The RSC, The Bush, Clean Break and Tricycle theatre to name but a few.

In 2009, she founded No Ball Games Allowed( NBGA) a youth focused primarily, Forum Theatre Organisation, that was formed as a reaction to her seeing the closure of many youth clubs and youth initiatives in her home borough of Lewisham. NBGA worked extensively in Lewisham and Greenwich borough schools before launching it’s summer youth programme in the summer of 2013. NBGA produced and self financed a 6 week mental health forum theatre project with candidates nominated by selected schools. The project, titled 6sense13, was awarded a bursary from Old vic New Voices, and was supported in kind by MIND and Young Minds. The company is currently going through rebranding.

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About

Somalia Seaton, is a Nigerian and Jamaican British playwright, screenwriter, theatre practitioner and arts consultant, from South-East London. She writes extensively for stage.

Somalia trained at East 15 Acting school, on the BA/acting and contemporary theatre course.
She worked briefly as an actress before refocusing her career.

Her most recent full production Fall of The Kingdom, Rise of the Footsoldier relaunched The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Other Place in August 2016. It also awarded her a Susan Smith BlackBurn Finalist award and was long listed for The Alfred Fagon Award.

Her debut play Crowning Glory, was commissioned and produced by Theatre Royal Stratford East in October 2013, and since then she has had work commissioned and produced by The RSC, The Bush, Clean Break and Tricycle theatre to name but a few.

In 2009, she founded No Ball Games Allowed( NBGA) a youth focused primarily, Forum Theatre Organisation, that was formed as a reaction to her seeing the closure of many youth clubs and youth initiatives in her home borough of Lewisham. NBGA worked extensively in Lewisham and Greenwich borough schools before launching it’s summer youth programme in the summer of 2013. NBGA produced and self financed a 6 week mental health forum theatre project with candidates nominated by selected schools. The project, titled 6sense13, was awarded a bursary from Old vic New Voices, and was supported in kind by MIND and Young Minds. The company is currently going through rebranding.

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