Urielle Klein-Mekongo

Urielle Klein-Mekongo is a writer, theatre maker, singer/songwriter and performer. After participating in the National Youth Theatre’s social inclusion course, Playing Up, UKM graduated from East 15 Acting School in 2017, where she was inspired to write from her own experiences and establish her own voice as a woman and a Black British theatre maker. Since then Urielle has written for Young Hearts Company and seen her work performed by Jude Law as part of the Lyric Gala.
 
Produced by China Plate, Urielle's self-penned solo show, Yvette, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017 where it received 5-star reviews. Yvette also won the Young Harts Writing Fest Audience Favourite, Kings Head Theatre Stella Wilkie Award & The East15 Pulse Award 2017. In 2018 the production completed a national tour including two sold-out performances at the Southbank Centre as part of WOW Festival.
 
Urielle is a resident artist at the Roundhouse and in 2018 became a member of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group and was named one of the Old Vic 12. Urielle has also worked with the Soho Writer's group and BBC Writers London Voices. Other work in development includes The Decameron Project (a Stratford Circus, LikeMinds Amsterdam & The Albany co-production) and TV pilot ‘Adulting’ (Shiny Button Productions).


CONTACT DETAILS

To get in touch, or for more information please contact: 

China Plate producers - ed@chinaplatetheatre.com | tamara@chinaplatetheatre.com