My name is Tobi Kyeremateng - Tobes if we're mates. I am a 24-year-old multi award-winning Producer with 9 years’ experience in project managing, delivering and creating programmes, events, film and experiences that centre cultural production and social change. It's a mouthful to say - ultimately, I'm interested in using creativity as a tool to engineer cultural experiences and social change on local, national and international, and personal and political scales.
Some of my recent credits include: The Future Is Near (Tate Modern), Sonic Transmissions Series (Roundhouse & The Institute of Contemporary Art), J'Ouvert (Theatre503), International Women's Weekender (gal-dem), BABYLON Festival (Bush Theatre), AFRO-CITY Festival (Roundhouse), Pagans (Old Vic Theatre). Film credits include: Wishbone (NOWNESS) and Secret Life of Gs by Caleb Femi, and Roots For A Crown (NOWNESS, 180 The Strand: Prada Mode) by Julianknxx.
Here's a bit about me and my journey so far...
In 2011, Tobi joined Ovalhouse as Young Associate Producer. In 2013, she became Apprentice Producer at Battersea Arts Centre and was promoted to Junior Producer before joining Apples and Snakes as a Producer in 2016. Tobi was selected out of 1400 applicants on a year-long attachment to the Old Vic Theatre as part of the Old Vic 12 Programme, and in 2017 was part of the Runner Up team for the JMK 2017 Award with debbie tucker green’s ‘random’.
Tobi has worked with renowned organisations such as: AFROPUNK, Brainchild Festival, Goldsmiths University, National Theatre, Nike, Oxford University and Samsung, and has won several awards including: ‘Inspiration of the Year’ (Stylist Magazine’s inaugural Remarkable Women Awards 2019), ‘Best Producer’ (inaugural Black British Theatre Awards 2019), the ‘Arts & Culture’ Award (Women Of The Future Awards 2019) and 'Special Award: Producer' (OffWestEnd Theatre Awards 2020).
She has received recognition from The Mayor of London as part of the Hidden Credits campaign and is one of 25 civic leaders selected as part of the first Civic Futures Initiative by Koreo, Dark Matter Labs and The Young Foundation, in partnership with the Greater London Authority. Tobi is a Senior Artistic Associate at Bush Theatre and Trustee for Peckham Platform and Diversity School Initiative.
Tobi is the founder of award-winning initiative Black Ticket Project, and is currently writing her debut non-fiction book, ‘THEATRE SH*T’, to be published by Jacaranda Books in 2021.
Whether you're here to pree, have a look at my portfolio or get to know me better - I hope to work with you soon!
Peace, T x
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"Tobi is a widely respected producer that has a very sensitive approach to producing work that has the artist at the centre of it. She is one that many of us predict will be a significant player in our industry."