Shaday Barrowes graduated from Plymouth University in 2019 and is an artist interested in the art of expression through theatre, using particular themes such as mental health, identity and race. Since graduating, Shaday has written, performed and supported numerous projects focusing on these ideals, including ‘Finding Freedom’ born from a seed commission given by Beyond Face CIC and shown at Plymouth fringe 2020.
Shaday has worked with different people across the UK, including Beyond Face who have been instrumental in helping her find her voice within the arts. She has also been part of the Talawa MAKE programme in collaboration with Beyond Face, providing her with the opportunity to take part in workshops led by professional black artists from across the country.
As a writer, Shaday has focused on making work that connects to her cultural identity, and her diagnosis alopecia universalis; Shaday’s aim is to help young people with their self confidence by using the power of spoken word, storytelling and performative techniques.
Favourite quote: ‘you have to sacrifice who you are in order to be the person you can become’.