Bek Wa Goro
I’m a British actor, writer and producer of South African and Kenyan descent. I have worked professionally in the arts for over ten years, including for the BBC and on projects at some of Britain’s leading theatres: The Bloomsbury Theatre, The Soho Theatre, The Hackney Empire, The Young Vic Theatre and The Lowry Theatre in Manchester. I have written several short form films and plays that ultimately led to being commissioned to write a full-length play which ran at Hoxton Hall for several weeks and received critical acclaim.
I recently graduated from the University of the Arts London with an honours degree in Film and Television where I specialised in screenwriting and where I constantly thought about the realities of the characters that I created and was interested in blurring lines of truth. For my major project I wrote a feature length pilot for a British and African based Afrofuturistic series, Karibu. It explores universal themes of power, the impact of technology on the human body and human psychology. It is a multi-character narrative drama (think Fargo meets the big city meets near-future sci-fi). My most recent project involved producing a speculative ad campaign in response to a brief by The Fawcett Society for a competition run by the Adcan Awards.
I have also worked in media, serving as the Communications Officer/Director of a social enterprise for over ten years and have been responsible for managing partnerships with major institutions such as The British Library, The Royal African Society, IKM Emergent (and its partners), and the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association among others. I have also worked in advertising for RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) in client account management for business to business publications, Commercial Motor, Farmer’s Weekly and Hairdressers Journal.