The BUFF Live Script Readings 2017
Thursday 7th September, BT Tower, 1.00-3.00pm [Book Here]
BUFF 2016 Honorary Award recipient Wil Johnson hosts 3 live 20 minute performances plus Q&A’s with the winning writers.
The scripts to be performed (in order of appearance) are:
“Draw” – written by Isis Davis
‘Joe Pair’ – written by Adriel Leff
‘Sara White and the Seven Socialites’ – written by Sinitta Monero
SCRIPTWRITING MASTERCLASS with Jamal Joseph (Director of ‘Chapter & Verse’)
Friday 8th September, BT Tower, 1.00-3.00pm [Book Here]
Paulette Harris-German introduces Jamal Joseph – an American writer, director, producer, poet, activist, and educator. Joseph was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. He was prosecuted as one of the Panther 21.
Joseph served 5½ years in Leavenworth, where he earned two college degrees and wrote his first play. To date, he has written five plays and two volumes of poetry. He earned his BA summa cum laude from the University of Kansas while at Leavenworth. He was instrumental in arranging for historic graduation ceremonies at the Apollo Theatre. He is a full professor and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division and the artistic director of the New Heritage Theatre Group in Harlem. He has been featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, BET’s American Gangster and on Tupac Shakur’s The Rose That Grew from Concrete Volumes 1 and 2. He is the author of the interactive biography on Tupac Shakur, Tupac Shakur Legacy.
His memoir Panther Baby was published in February 2012 by Algonquin Books. Jamal is the director of ‘Chapter and Verse‘ which will have its’ London premiere at BT Tower on Friday 8 September.
ACTING MASTERCLASS with BUFF 2017 Honorary Award Recipient Ashley Walters
Monday 11th September, BT Tower, 1.30-4.30pm [Book Here]
Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe BEM introduces one of the UK’s most respected and celebrated actors to deliver the BUFF acting masterclass. The format will be:
Q+A With Ashley to reflect on 25 years on screen. Duologues – attendees should BRING a 60 second duologue to work on with a partner in the class. Performance of the duologues with notes from Ashley. Finishing the session with a group improvisation performed piece.
Walters appeared on television as Omar in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles at the age of 10, and as Andy in Grange Hill at the age of 14. His list of film credits includes Montana (which received a BUFF world festival premiere in 2014) Bullet Boy, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Demons Never Die, Life and Lyrics, Sugarhouse, Goal, Fedz & Anuvahood.
‘Meet The Agents” masterclass (supported by encore screening of ‘The Few’)
Tuesday 12th September, BT Tower, 1.30-4.30pm [Book Here]
Nina Lee Management offers close personal representation, ensuring that each client’s individual aims and goals for their career path, no matter what area of the industry they work in, are nurtured with the highest regard. The success and reputation of Nina Lee is built upon the success and reputation of the clients she has worked with throughout her 18 years in the industry.