Taking the Stage 2022 - Daughter Of The WavesBy Lisa Lovell
First shown as a scratch piece in October 2021, Lisa then worked with dramaturg Andy Routledge to develop the piece.
Lisa is the child of Windrush parents. She has experienced racial discrimination all her life, but has fought these barriers throughout her career to become a senior manager. Very recently though, Lisa experienced the worst racism and hostility she has ever faced. Everything she believed in was shaken to the core as people she thought were trusted colleagues, allies and friends colluded with the hostile environment put in the place in the last few years. Lisa was on the verge of losing everything. It was only the support of true friends and the “kindness of strangers” as she describes them which pulled her through this terrible period of her life.
Lisa Lovell Lisa is a poet and actor who has been performing for many years with various local groups. She has a love for community work, youth work and education and is passionate about theatre as education. A versatile artiste who has been fortunate to tour parts of the UK, perform at the National Theatre in Ghana and for the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Rosemary Hill - Director
Rosemary worked at the BBC as a director and producer of both drama and documentary for 12 years. Now freelance she has produced award winning programmes for BBC World Service and BBC Education. She founded The Play’s The Thing Theatre Company in 2008.