Award-winning writer, director and choreographer, working across stage and screen. Lanre merges dialogue and movement to tell ground-breaking, socially engaged stories about our world.
A unique element of Lanre’s work stems from Rudolf Laban's movement psychology, enabling him to build dynamic and bold storytelling charged with truth.
Lanre's most recent stage production SAMSKARA had a sold-out run at The Yard Theatre, receiving 4 stars from the Guardian (and included in their best theatre of 2021) and chosen as a "Time Out London Top pick". The play was published by Nick Hern Books, becoming his first published script.
In 2019, his production ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, (4* The Stage) commissioned by the Camden People's Theatre, transferred to the Roundhouse in 2019 and toured internationally.
His short film THE CIRCLE screened at over 15 festivals globally, including a world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest & received the BEST DANCE FILM award from Leeds international film festival. The film was acquired by
THE GUARDIAN in 2020.
His most recent short THE CONVERSATION won the BEST DIRECTOR award at Soul Film Festival, 2021 (Supported by The British Blacklist & We Are Parable) and BEST DANCE FILM at the BAFTA-recognized Aesthetica Film Festival.
Lanre also works on selective projects as a Movement Director/Choreographer. Including PASS OVER at the Kiln Theatre (nominated for Best Choreographer, Black British Theatre Awards & Best Theatre Production, Southbank Sky Arts Awards 2021) and DEAR MR. SHAKESPEARE (Sundance Film Festival, 2017).
Lanre is also a trained actor (Drama Centre London) and has worked extensively in theatre, film and TV.
He is currently developing his first feature film with BBC FILM and has been commissioned by THEATRE ROYAL STRATFORD EAST to develop and present his next play.
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SUPPORTED BY/COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:
BBC, Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts, Sadler's Wells, British Council, Talawa, Barbican, Royal Court, The Old Vic, BFI.