Kwame Kwei-Armah’s play “Let there be Love” will be staged in Milan 6-10 June at the Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in collaboration with the British Council and the Piccolo Teatro di Milano.
Kwei-Armah is a British playwright, singer and broadcaster who traces his roots back to Ghana via the Caribbean. His most famous play, “Elmina’s Kitchen”, was first staged in 2003 at the National Theatre in London. “Let there be Love”, produced in 2008, is his most recent work.
“Elmina’s Kitchen” addresses the difficult issues of black youth subculture and criminality. “Let there be Love” is in a different vein and deals with the issues of old age to the background music of Nat King Cole’s song of the same name in a tribute to his late mother.
Kwei-Armah is at the forefront of intercultural dialogue in Britain and is considered one of the most influential figures in contemporary British theatre. At present he is the artistic director at Center Stage in Baltimore Maryland.
La Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi is an academy for the dramatic arts and is part of the Fondazione Milano a private foundation for training in theatre, television, cinema and music.