Writer and director Sonny Nwachukwu / Gateway Arts is seeking black performers for a 2 week research and development project.

  • 1 black male multi-disciplinary performer with strong movement and acting experience (We encourage applications from performers with a stammer for this particular role)
  • 2 black male/ non-binary multi-disciplinary performers with strong movement and acting experience. 

About the Project 

Writer and director, Sonny Nwachukwu is seeking 3 male/ non-binary multi-disciplinary performers, with strong movement/performance skills to perform in the lead roles in a new choreopoem (dance, spoken word and text) work entitled Eve and Cain. 

About Eve and Cain (Working Title)

Eve and Cain gives an honest dialogue into the intersecionalities of being black gay and disabled, whilst focussing on stammering is from an internalised, emotional & personal context. It offers a unique & rare opportunity to open up conversations around communication disabilities. Conversations around stammering in the media are usually portrayed through humour or trying to change people who stammer to have more fluency. Eve and Cain hopes to raise important questions around stammering & help promote representation and further awareness of communication disabilities.

Project Dates

Rehearsal and Development: Monday 27 September – Friday 8 October 2021

Please note applicants must be able to attend all project dates. 

The R&D will take place in London

To Apply

To apply please send the following to sonny.nwachukwu@gmail.com by 5pm on Friday 27th August 2021 

– Your C.V.

– One headshot 

– Video links to recent performance work 

This project is Arts Council funded. All roles are paid above ITC minimum.

Sonny Nwachukwu / Gateway Arts is an equal opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from people from a range of backgrounds, including those who identify as deaf or disabled, or who identify as members of underrepresented communities. If you identify as such, please let us know in your application.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a workshop audition on Friday 3 September 2021 in London/online. 


For any enquiries about the project or the roles, or if you require this information in any other format please contact: Sonny on sonny.nwachukwu@gmail.com