Call Me By My Name
Call Me By My Name
Past Performance
In The Theatre
October 21st - October 22nd 2020

Part of Dazed New World Festival 2020

Presented by Nicole Botha

“You expose more than you believe you exhibit”.

How do you take on racism? How do you handle a racist person? Comfort Tshabalala is a twenty something single on an East London Council estate. She feels stuck in a circle in her office job. The pandemic has left tempers high and ideals exposed. Comfort begins to question if life will ever be the same. An interaction changes her thoughts on her identity, her features and how she feels about being British. The story reveals the layers of pain and confusion caused by extreme ideals. After picking herself up Comfort decides to seek out the answers, from the person who has hurt her the most.

Not everyone is a bad person but how do you know who is? Why are they bad? What if the people we trust so quickly have concealed beliefs - do we try and change them?

Call Me By My Name shares a painful story people experience every day. Fusing together original stories through basslines and spoken word.

Cast & Creatives:
Nicole Botha - COMFORT and Writer
Sabira Stanisavljevic - BECKY
Joseph O’Gorman - THE GUY
Rose Quentin - Co-director
Read more about the creative team here

Wednesday 21st October, 7pm
Rebroadcast: Thursday 22nd October, 9pm

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Run time: 60 mins

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Creative Team
Nicole Botha COMFORT

Nicole is a South African actress, activist and writer. A graduate from Kent School of Acting, Arts Educational Schools London and the London School of Musical Theatre in 2019.

Call Me By My Name is Nicole’s professional writing debut. She put pen to paper during the Black Lives Matter riots this August and wrote a story based on personal experience. Nicole specialises in spoken word poetry and is launching a collective for minority actresses in 2021.

Credits include:
Anne in Alternative (KSA), Iago in Othello at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Joanne Jefferson in RENT at the Theatre Royal Margate, The Countess in Grand Hotel at the BridewellTheatre.

Sabira Stanisavljevic BECKY

London born and raised, Sabira Stanisavljevic has trained under theatre actor, Laurence Mitchell and at Identity School of Acting.

Ms Stanisavljevic's journey into acting is relatively recent, having only started training in 2016, but her desire to work on projects that explore complex relationships as well as shine a light on how socio-economic situations affect the people around us, has allowed her to work consistently in theatre and TV.

As well as an actor, Sabira is also a writer who's first film is due for release at the end of 2020.

Joseph O’Gorman THE GUY

Joseph is a graduate of the RADA Youth Company, National Youth Theatre and the London School of Musical Theatre.

Previous credits include: 
Ferdinand in The Tempest (RADA Youth) and Ensemble in Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan (NYT), Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Sheldonian Theatre. Lee in Motortown by Simon Stephens, Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Grand Hotel at The Bridewell Theatre, London, while at the LSMT.

Joseph’s professional credits include Tom Brown’s School Days at The Union Theatre, London, and National Youth Theatre’s digital showcase of their new production, MELT.

Rose Quentin Co-director

Rose trained at the London School of Musical Theatre.

Professional Credits include:
Tinker for BBC1 Doctors, Betty in SKYs' Little Crackers, Bevvy in ITVs’' Doc Martin, Mermaid in Peter Pan at the Northcott Theatre, Anna in Grand Hotel, Bridewell Theatre. Short Film Juels playing Sister Marie.

Penelope in a reading of a Jim Cartwright play, Many Happy Returns.