Anna-Maria will be producing and working alongside Kristine Landon-Smith to bring IntraCultural Practice to the London Artist's Development Scene.
Kristine Landon-Smith (MPhil), Tamasha’s former Artistic Director and expert on intracultural theatre practice, leads a masterclass for actors seeking to enhance their art form.
Intracultural practice develops the idea of bringing one’s own Individuality to the stage, utilising the cultural context and identity of the performer. This tried and tested methodology empowers actors and theatre makers to work WITH difference, positioning the actor as an integral part of building a character.
A Masterclass will be taking place in March 19th-29th 2018 & Drop-in Sessions on March 11th, April 22nd, May 13th & 27th. Click here for more details,
Anna-Maria co-performance director on Film The Scar.
Anna-Maria continued her long standing collaboration with Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler on Film The Scar commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through FILM LONDON Artists’ Moving Image Network.
Together we are barrelling towards the scene of the accident at 120 kilometres an hour.
Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler’s fiction film installation weaves together conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, crash theory, fantasy and reality into a disrupted narrative and genre exploration that ignites a gender revolution.
Across three chapters with the same characters that all end in a car crash, The Scar tells its story from the position of the female passenger, Yenge. Through her journey, we begin to address corrupt systems that hold power, explore ways to ‘get out’ of the car and begin to imagine an alternative society no longer dominated by patriarchy.
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.
Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Friday 27 April, 7.30pm
Saturday 28 April 2pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)
Captioned performances for deaf and hard of hearing people:
Thursday 19 April 2pm
Wednesday 2 May 7.30pm
Saturday 12 May 2pm
Anna-Maria AS GODDESS ANDRASTE IN 'Boudica' at The Shakespeare's Globe
Boudica is a brand new ancient history play, written by Tristan Bernays, that tells the story of one of Britain's most infamous women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel. Directed by Eleanor Rhode.
★★★★★ What's On Stage
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Broadway World
★★★★ Arts Desk
Research and Development with world famous Theatre Company Improbable.
Anna-Maria is working with Lee Simpson on Improbable's newest show. Research and development for this piece is taking place throughout 2017. Watch this space for news...
Anna-Maria joined The Kevin Spacey Foundation Learning Team to deliver 'Hothouse'.
A workshop for 600 transatlantic students and teachers to develop a range of creative critical thinking skills.
Working both in her home town, London and in New York, Hothouse explored the practicalities of staging a production with a particular emphasis on how to begin the rehearsal process. More info can be found here.
Hear all about Anna-Maria's experiences tacking her recent performance in The Almeida's 'The Drink It In The Congo' in her interview with Afridiziak Magazine....
...“She’s an intelligent woman who has a big heart and is working through things in an academic and practical way. Both the trauma that she has personally experienced as a child raised in a civil war, but also her knowledge of the greater problems that are facing her country. She is also trying to reconcile her cultural identity, because there are parts of her native culture which she refuses to accept and so she is accused of having lost her culture by other Congolese characters in the play.” ...click here to read more
Anna-Maria can be seen in the Almeida's production of 'They Drink It In The ConGo'
Written by Adam Brace and directed by Michael Longhurst. The production is running until 1st October 2016.
★★★★ The Telegraph
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ What's On Stage
★★★★ City AM
Anna-Maria can be seen in Yaël Farber's production of Les Blancs at the National Theatre.
Les Blancs plays until 2nd June 2016. For more information please click here.
★★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ Time Out
Anna-Maria also features as the face of the production image, by Franklyn Rodgers.
Short Film "Rats That Eat Men" starring Anna-Maria as Ritah released on vimeo click here for more info
"The new film brings casts a light on the hardships LGBT asylum seekers face." Gay Times
"Isobel Mascarenhas-Whitman's striking directorial debut offers rare insight into the lived circumstances of many LGBT migrants and refugees in the UK today...Anna-Maria Nabirye's measured and intriguing performance as Ritah brings a depth to her character that resonates beneath the subtle writing, "