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17 June 2022 – we’re delighted to announce that exciting emerging singer- songwriters jaz karis and TEE are joining the ‘porgy 💓 bess’ team to create some new music for the show. and we’re thrilled that their work will be supported by the PRS foundation’s the open fund for organisations. more news soon …
23 sep 2021 – we’re excited to announce our latest commission ‘porgy 💓 bess’ by acclaimed writer roy williams obe (the national theatre’s ‘death of england’.) the musical drama will be made for bbc radio 3 and 4 with the bbc concert orchestra and will be directed by michael buffong. it is set in south east london with an original score of contemporary black british music. live performances are also planned.
8 sep 2021 – our creative partner and feral co-founder fatima adoum is filming new m6 france series ‘la maison d’en face’ in paris. it’s been a busy few months for fatima, who also plays the lead in tf1’s christmas movie ‘noel à tous les étages’ directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

19th july 2021 – outside edge theatre company announce the r&d workshops for silas’ play ‘lessons for diving’ at the jerwood space, london. the development week is directed by matt steinberg, and performed by patrick mcnamee, dan wolff and sebastian capitán viveros. https://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/Outside-Edge-Theatre-Company-Will-Workshop-LESSONS-FOR-DRIVING-20210721

26 march 2021 – jordan nash stole the show at the bbc audio drama awards, where he won best debut performance for his role as young oli in our first production, ‘oliver : lagos to london’ for bbc radio 4. the series was also nominated for best adaptation.
4 nov 2020 – silas has been awarded the inaugural phil fox award for playwriting from outside edge theatre company and a commission for his play ‘lessons for diving’. judges included barbara broccoli obe, simon stephens and enda walsh who said ‘remarkably it’s his first play and the daring of its execution, his sensitivity and handling of these complex characters – marked silas’ play out … we are all so excited to have found such an original voice.’  http://edgetc.org/phil-fox-award-2
1 oct 2020 – development feature project ‘this is home’ – a sweet hard gay love story written by silas won the hfm market potential award at the netherlands film festival. sponsored by alphapanda and cinemarket. the judges said: ‘We see this film as having a real connection with generation z, and this impactful, very current project will bring a breath of fresh air into the festival circuit.’