Don Kinch studied at the University of London, Goldsmith’s College, where he gained a BA (Drama and Sociology) and an MA (Anthropology). He currently teaches English and Performing Arts at City College Birmingham. He is also a visiting lecturer for the University of Birmingham in African Caribbean Studies and is undertaking PhD research into Afro-Caribbean theatre forms.
He has written 14 plays for the stage and a number of essays and articles for a variety of journals and magazines. Don has a long history of involvement in theatre and a commitment to the growth and development of black theatre in Britain. Whilst living in London, he was the founder and artistic director of Staunch Poets and Players and editor of Staunch Magazine.
Since moving to Birmingham, he has been at the forefront of black theatre development in the West Midlands. He founded the Third Dimension and African Peoples Theatre companies and produced Kajoyo, the first international black arts festival in the Midlands.
He is currently the artistic director for Nu Century Arts and the Nu Century Young People’s Theatre Workshop and is editor of Wired Up magazine.
His plays have been performed throughout Britain, the Caribbean and the USA. Three of his plays, ‘In Transit’ ‘Changing The Silence’ and ‘The Balm Yard’, were broadcast on national television.
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