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Dorcas A. Stevens (she/her) is a multi-lingual actress of British- Nigerian descent based in London and Essex.
She studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has been part of Talawa Theatre Company’s Youth Theatre training programme and Hackney Showroom’ resident Young actors programme.
She has toured the UK with the show ‘Hive City Legacy’ performing in London, Manchester, Bristol and Wales. Recently she filmed a campaign for ITV Hub and Channel 4oD, and starred in a TV series pilot called ‘For the Culture’, and played a historic figure new play protests, hymns and caskets by lanaire aderemi at The Belgrade Theatre.
She just finished working with Theatre Royal Haymarket on their recorded series of audio plays.
Broken is a short film about a complicated mother-daughter relationship wrought by cultural tension and traumatic experience, leading to a heart-breaking end.
Written and directed by upcoming filmmaker Juliana Ayeni-Stevens, produced by Purple Night Colour Productions.
protests, hymn and caskets is a play based on a true story about a 10,000 strong feminist movement that took place in 1940’s Nigeria. Dorcas played Ifelayo, a character based on famous womens activist Funmilayo Ransome- Kuti.
Written by lanaire aderemi and directed by Jen Davis. Performed at The Belgrade Theatre.
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“Dorcas stands out with her keen eye for imagination and resilience in creating work that is true and resonates.”Lisa Fa’alafi, Director, Hot Brown Honey
No, Brother is a story about a heated argument between siblings and the rise of formidable power.
Theatre Royal Haymarket recorded a series of audio plays for Masterclass’ two-day, Start Your Script programme commissioned by young writers.
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Hive City Legacy is a riotous show following the stories of nine femmes of colour living in London. A mix of circus, spoken word, comedy, dance and more, to boundary break and celebrate. After a sold-out run in 2018 the show returned for a UK Tour in 2019 performing in London, Manchester, Bristol and Wales.
Produced by Roundhouse in association with Quiet Riot.
“Hive City Legacy pollinates the seeds of revolution…[an] explosive and invigorating show.” (4 stars) The Stage
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“I have worked with Dorcas on several projects. What I enjoy most is her eagerness in a theatre setting. She displays motivation and drive in her approach as a performer.”Yami Lofvenberg, Director and Choreographer, Passion and Purpose
Dream School is a play based on a true story. Set in a fictional university in the US that follows a manipulative character and a group college students.
Written by Frances Grin and directed by Charlotte Everett. Performed online to an invited audience.
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BITE YOUR TONGUE is a show about an uprising. A revolution of people who have been oppressed by micro-aggressions and colonial baggage for too long. The show explores what might happen if a community built a utopia in a world that wants them to bit their tongue.
Directed by Miranda Cromwell, produced by Talawa Theatre Company.
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