new director of the Young Vic in London 2017

Kwame Kwei-Armah – New Director of the Young Vic in London

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“>You’re told you can’t do this. I’ve tried to go: yes we can’

The new artistic director of the Young Vic in London will break the arts glass ceiling for African-Caribbeans. It’s a role he has performed before in Baltimore, making theatre about police violence and experiencing the ‘rage’ gripping the US . Portrait: Alicia Canter for the Guardian by

Kwame Kwei-Armah’s imposing face has just been splashed all over the news. Last week he was appointed artistic director of Young Vic in London, one of Britain’s most prestigious theatres. It’s a great job, make no mistake. But there was something more to it than that. He is the first African-Caribbean director to run a major British theatre.

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