malakaï is a writer, theatre director, cultural producer + consultant from pre-gentrified Hackney.
Led by curiosity + care, malakaï creates + interrogates through an unapologetically Afrocentric lens; disrupting systemic oppression + underrepresentation in the arts through socially-engaged artistic/strategic interventions. Their work explores queer intimacy, generational/migrational trauma, inner-city gentrification + unearthing Black Joy in dense built environments.
In 2014 malakaï co-founded The S+K Project, a producing theatre company that they ran as artistic director until 2019. They are currently co-director of literary arts organisation BORN::FREE, associate director at Theatre Peckham and are an associate with INvolve + Sour Lemons.
4th april 1998