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Urielle Klein-Mekongo

Urielle Klein-Mekongo is a writer, actress, singer and playwright from North West London. Her autobiographical, one-woman show Yvette premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, garnering 5-star reviews, and a national tour. 

Urielle's work fuses spoken word and original music, using today's voice to tell stories and histories of the Black British experience. 

Urielle Klein-Mekongo is a resident artist at the Roundhouse and in 2018 became a member of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group and was named one of the Old Vic 12. She has also worked with the Soho Writer’s group and BBC Writers London Voices. In 2021 she was a finalist for Arts Foundation Future Theatre Makers award.

IN DEVELOPMENT:

Black Power Desk - a new UK Black British musical inspired by the true events of London’s Black Power movement in the 1960s & '70s. It's original score of rap, reggae, soul and R&B leads an energetic call to arms against racial discrimination within the political system. Supported by PlayWell Productions, Brixton House and Arts Council England.

Trash - a dark musical comedy using drill and grime to explore the shadowy industry of sugar daddy relationships. Supported by China Plate.