“We get called criminals, but it’s never called survival; reprisal if you touch my disciple, fam – it’s a vicious cycle.”
Daniel is from the block, or, as it is known from the outside – the hood. A place where you can dream… and a place where you can lose your best friend to the streets. Daniel is doing everything within his power to leave the hood behind but soon learns that things aren’t always that simple.
A night of hard-hitting storytelling told through rap, poetry and prose about growing up black in the jungle – or, as we know it, the hood.
Suggested age: 15+
Eyes On is a programme of one-off events spotlighting fresh and exciting new talent as part of our Summer Festival 2021.
Yan Toby-Amisi is an actor and playwright based in North London, and a graduate of both Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (2016-2019) and Anna Scher's Theatre School in Islington. Aside from his theatrical pursuits, Yan also makes hip-hop music under the handle 'Talla' and creates comic books that inform a lot of his approaches to art. As of now, Yan is working on building a theatre company to expand his performing potential and give other creatives a platform to.