Kwame Owusu is a writer and director based in London. He is passionate about bold stories that amplify unheard voices and explore what it means to survive and be alive in the world today. His first play, RESIST, is about political radicalism, and his second, DREAMING AND DROWNING, is about a young man navigating racism and searching for belonging. Kwame has just finished the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers’ Group 2020/2021 and is under commission to the Bush Theatre for their 2021/22 community play. He is also the Resident Assistant Director at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and a Young Associate at the Gate Theatre.
Directing credits include POMONA (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR (John Thaw Studio Theatre); WHISKEY WEDNESDAYS (Kickitdown Productions). Associate/assistant directing credits include: BEE (Old Vic); THE BIG KNIFE (ArtsEd); UTOPOLIS (Manchester International Festival).
Training includes: MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck, University of London (2020 - 2022), BA (1st Class Hons) Drama and English Literature at University of Manchester (2017 - 2020).