“I am 28 years old. Originally from Uganda (East Africa), I grew up on a farm in a village outside of Kampala and moved to London in 2007. I am currently a care assistant at Signature Care home in Banstead. I very much enjoy creating and sharing stories.”
What did you choose to perform for the Spotlight Prize and why did you pick it?
Screen monologue: Malcolm and Marie by Sam Levinson. I like it when people are open and straightforward, especially with how they feel. As the story unfolds, Malcolm and Marie start to share deeply, honestly and unapologetically how they feel with each other.
Stage Monologue: Credre by Omphile Molusi (character: ‘Accused’). I like to keep up with conversations about how far we’ve come on the topic of equality through stories, and this particular monologue questions that without too much of an explosion.
What’s your dream role?
King Lear or Thor (in a different universe).
What kind of performer do you aspire to be?
A very good question which I don’t have an answer to – yet! But I’m starting to explore it as I come out of training and live as an artist/performer. I want to connect more to what moves me, what sparks my curiosity as a human and an artist. If I’m able to connect to me, then I believe that I will be in a better position to connect to others through stories.
What have you recently watched, read or listened to that inspired you?
One of our voice teachers (Simon Money) introduced us to reading letters out loud. I keep going back to Kurt Vonnegut’s letter to students from 2006. There is a video on YouTube with Ian McKellen reading the letter. What he says in the letter sums up what I would like to do everyday- to simply practise my art/craft. I’ve also been watching Couples Come Dine With Me on Netflix. After a long day of rehearsals, there is no better way to relax than watching human beings cook food and have unfiltered conversations at a dinner table. It’s a window into how someone else prepares (which could be different to an actor’s way of preparing).