|| January 27: 2019 || ά. Claudette Athea Douglas is the
Founder and Artistic Director of the Holy Apostles Theatre Ministry,
which is an urban mission, that brings the gospels to life by using
intervention theatre, innovative interpretations and their reality
roleplays ‘I am a believer get me out of here!’ to “take the message
of love and redemption out of the confines of religiosity and bring
the Spirit of humanity to a whole new audience”. She is an ordained
inter-denominational Minister with a strong passion and long history
of campaigning for causes of social equality, justice and peace.
Claudette works as a College Chaplain, Singer, Poet, Actor, Teacher,
Drama in Education Specialist and community cohesion expert
throughout the UK.
She is, also, the Manger for Glows in Tulse Hill,
which is an affordable work space for creative entrepreneurs in
Lambeth, South London. She runs her own social enterprise, called,
Spirit First Creatives where she is both a social philanthropist and
cultural activist, who is able to combine well-being, creativity,
personal empowerment and spirituality to transform hundreds of lives
through her regular preaching engagements and her decorating the
spirit events, workshops, creativity boot camps and resources.
Claudette’s theatre work began in Jamaica where
she migrated to as a teenager. Here she won numerous awards for
speech, music and drama at the National Cultural Festival of Arts.
She studied performing arts at Dinthhill Technical High, Self
Theatre Company and The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission. She
stared in Village Rooster for Ed Brims Lewis Production.
When she returned to the UK she trained at
Harmony Music and Dramatic Arts London Studios with Eugene Thomson
and went on to co-form La Compagnie Collective, where she produced
Mixty Motions, Court of Jah and monthly community based showcases at
The Dick Sheppard Théâtre in South London. As Artistic Director of
Athea Hall Theatre Company she directed and appeared in many
successful fringe theatre touring productions, such as, Bups,
Hurricane Baby and the Award Winning 1888, which toured Nigeria in
As a playwright she has written Dear Pastor, Baby
Father-where’s daddy, Our beautiful Launderette:Scarman Trust, The
Wickedest Slam:Women’s Aide. Her films include Concrete
Garden:Alrick Riley, Velma’s Drink up:Adrian Brown and 1888 , winner
of Caribbean Critiques Circle Award:Don Buckner.
Claudette has written plays for touring youth
theatre productions, including, Bam Bam, Ragggella, Romeo and Juliet
in the hood and To lose this world. In 2016:17 she starred as
Harriet Tubman in the new production, Voice of Black Folk. She is
presently working on her first one woman show and publishing her
debut poetry collection ‘Black Blessed and British’ which will be
published in Spring 2019.