Blouse & Skirt! was created to celebrate stories, songs, performers and puppets from the African-Caribbean diaspora.

We aim to:

Allow people from the African-Caribbean diaspora to see their likeness, culture and experiences reflected on stage
Offer opportunities for emerging talent from the African-Caribbean diaspora on every project

Meet the team:

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Mia Jerome

Artistic Director

Essex born Artistic Director, Mia Jerome, is an actress, writer, director and dramaturg. She studied Creative Writing & Television at Kingston University and trained as an actress and theatre maker at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. 

As an actress she has toured the U.K with Bing Live (Minor Entertainment) worked on a number of projects with Punchdrunk (Small Wonders, The Third Day: Autumn, The Lost lending Library) and Goblin Theatre (The Jazz Penguin, The Ballad of Rudy, A Christmas Carol: The Haunted Service) as well as various other theatre shows and TV commercials.

Directing and Dramaturgy credits include: Squad Goals (Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club), Old Wounds (Virtual) Second Home (Vault Festival), Witness (Camden Fringe), Fatty (Camden Fringe), Virginity Dot Com (Dogma Theatre) What! A Load of Rubbish (Rae Lee productions)

Mia has written two seasons of work for the graduating students of Fourth Monkey Theatre Company. Scandal Season in 2018 and Cult Season in 2019. She was recently commissioned by Black Books Matter U.K to write a piece about Anti- Racism.

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