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Anna-Maria Nabirye


London Based Actor, Writer, Director & Artist.

Creator of Characters, Stories & Visions on Stage & Screen.

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Anna-Maria Nabirye


London Based Actor, Writer, Director & Artist.

Creator of Characters, Stories & Visions on Stage & Screen.

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Spring 2019...

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MOtherhoody Commissioned with the Albany Rebels season.

Working in collaboration with theatre-maker, performer and puppeteer Jess Mabel Jones. Anna-Maria will be embarking on a period of research and development for her next show Motherhoody.

“As two 30-something women we find ourselves on a reproductive precipice. With the biological clock always-a-ticking we need to dispel the myths around our bodies, explore our potentials to create and house life- or not to- with all the information, both magical and biological and of course the gory details included. ”

We want to make space for female stories, Mothers, Mamas and Ma’s. Women with wombs, Women without wombs, Women who have had their wombs removed. Earth Mothers, Urban Mothers, Career Mothers, Mothers-To-Be and Childless Mothers. Women who don’t want to be mothers, Who can’t be Mothers, Women who decided not be Mothers. Village Mothers, Foster Mothers, Adoptive Mothers, Newbie Mothers, Old Time Mothers, Resentful Mothers, Happy Mothers, Sad Mothers, Tired Mothers, Mothers who don’t want to be referred to only as Mothers.

We will be holding free open workshops to explore this in detail for more information click HERE.

Up In Arms to travel to VBKÖ Vienna & the THE INTERNATIONALE FRAUEN FILM FESTIVAL DORTMUND | Cologne , Germany

As part of the Resonant Hearts Programme Up In Arms will be in residency at VBKÖ, Vienna from 15th-26th March. With an open event sharing a performative presentation of the work on 22.03.19.

Up In Arms has also been invited to Dortmund, Germany for the The Internationale Frauen Film Festival. A free presentation on the 13.04.19 at 4pm at the DORTMUNDER U Center for Art and Creativity.

Up In Arms invites a Woman of Colour and a friend of their choosing to re-embody Dan Wynn's iconic 1971 photographic portrait of Dorothy Pitman-Hughes and Gloria Steinem.

The work uses ritual, photography and immersive theatre practice to open space for intimate, uncomfortable, challenging and transformative conversation led by the artists.

Up In Arms is a collaboration between Anna-Maria Nabirye and American artist Annie Saunders. It has been developed with support from no.w.here, The Showroom, British Council & Arts Council England, Mana Contemporary (New Jersey), HELO (NYC) and Steps Travel Grants.

22nd March 7pm, VBKÖ, Austrian Association of Women Artists Maysedergasse 2/4, 1010 Vienna, Austria

13th April 4pm, DORTMUNDER U, Center for Art and Creativity Leonie-Reygers-Terrace 44137 Dortmund, Germany

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Autumn 2018...

Anna-Maria features in Episode 3 as Dr Obina. Available on BBC Iplayer.

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"Informer" is a thrilling six-part drama series starring Paddy Considine, Nabhaan Rizwan and Bel Powley in the lead roles. The series follows Raza Shar, a second generation British-Pakistani man from East London, and his unexpected encounter with Gabe Waters and Holly Morten, who work as counterterrorism officers. The unlikely trio works together towards mutual benefits when Raza becomes an informer for the officers. The drama explores the complexities of the themes of identity, family and expectations.


Anna-MAria presents Up In Arms at the The Delfina Foundation 26th November 2018

As part of the public programme at the Delfina Foundation, Anna-Maria will present a performative presentation of the work Up In Arms, followed by a shared conversation.

Up In Arms invites a Woman of Colour and a friend of their choosing to re-embody Dan Wynn's iconic 1971 photographic portrait of Dorothy Pitman-Hughes and Gloria Steinem.

The work uses ritual, photography and immersive theatre practice to open space for intimate, uncomfortable, challenging and transformative conversation led by the artists.

Up In Arms is a collaboration between Anna-Maria Nabirye and American artist Annie Saunders. It has been developed with support from no.w.here, The Showroom, British Council & Arts Council England, Mana Contemporary (New Jersey) and HELO (NYC).

To secure your FREE place click here

26th November 7pm

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Anna-Maria to take on Macduff in The Globe’s Macbeth in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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From scaling the heights of the Olivier Theatre on a 7 meter high pole as First Witch in the National Theatre’s Production of Macbeth. Anna-Maria will return to this text, feet firmly on the ground to play Macduff, in the intimate space of the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Directed by Rob Hastie with Artistic Director Michelle Terry in the role of Lady Macbeth playing opposite Paul Ready as Macbeth.

Plays 7th November 2018 - 2nd February 2019 more information here

 

ANNA-MARIA PLAYS GILLIAN NOXOLO IN BBC2 & NETFLIX'S COLLATERAL

Collateral is a four-part British television drama serial, written and created by David Hare, and directed by S. J. Clarkson

A pizza delivery driver is shot down in South London, Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie, played by Carey Mulligan, is left in charge of the investigation and refuses to accept the murder as just a random act of violence. As she investigates, she soon finds herself being drawn into the darker side of underworld London. At the same time, politician David Mars, played by John Simm, becomes embroiled in the events due to his rocky relationship with his unpredictable ex, Karen, and a vicar struggles to conceal her affair with the only witness to the shooting. Disparate worlds collide and become entangled as the investigation develops.

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Photography by Camilla Greenwell

Photography by Camilla Greenwell

La Strada, Graz, Austria August 1st & 2nd

Anna-Maria will be taking Improbable's devised and improvised show The Paper Man to La Strada austria

After opening the show at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival the show will be coming home so to speak to Austria's International Theatre Festival La Strada. 

Read more about the process in The Guardian Interview with Anna-Maria Nabirye and Founding co-artistic director Lee Simpson

A beautiful game: Improbable’s devised show mixes football and feminism, in a tribute to the power of teamwork...romantic performance language rubs up against the immediacy of Vera, Jess and Anna-Maria’s own approaches, their brilliant, sweaty dance routines and blunt monologues, in a way that gives the performance a sense of exciting friction,
— ALICE SAVILLE, Exeunt
 
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Anna-Maria has been cast in rufus norris' production of Macbeth at The National Theatre.

Sleep no more...

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

The production previews from 26th February 2018, opens from 6th March and plays until late June 2018.