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Anansi Theatre Company

Theatre, Wellbeing and New Stories; A theatre company ran by womxn of colour

 Est. 2021

Artist and Artistic Director Lauren Nicole Whitter had a vision to create a theatre company which incorporates issues of importance in our current culture and society.

A strong advocate for the destigmatization of mental health, Lauren wants all women of colour to have a space to create, share and feel safe in doing so. Lauren also wants the vision to transcend through all levels of society including hard to reach communities and young people. Women identifying disability communities and the LGBTQ+ community are also a part of the solution in making our society safer, diverse, accessible and inclusive.

Intersectional women are at the heart of Anansi Theatre Company. With a brilliant team of creative women of colour who identify within many other protected characteristics, Anansi Theatre Company is ready to change the world.

We are extremely excited to be an Associate Company of Derby Theatre and we have been supported by many theatres and organisations in Derby and beyond.

Creative Genre

  • Participation Workshops Physical Theatre Movement Music Dance Acting Performance Spoken Word Storytelling

Work Undertaken

  • ACE Funded R and D Workshops with Community Groups in Derby Workshops with Derby Library

Work in Education

  • Workshops in Schools



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