MONIQUE TOUKO

DIRECTOR & DRAMATURG

Monique Touko is a London based multidisciplinary artist working in theatre, radio and film.

Monique made her professional debut with Malindadzimu by Mufuro Makubika at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs. Her second professional show was Fair Play by Ella Road at the Bush.

Her directing training includes Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme at Royal Exchange Manchester. At the Young Vic, her training has involved the Intro to Directing course led by Sacha Weres, Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Directors Programme and the Jerwood Assistant Director Scheme.

Her assisting credits include Wishlist by Katherine Soper, directed by Matthew Xia at Royal Exchange Manchester and Royal Court, HighTides’ touring production of Kanye The First by Sam Steiner directed by Andrew Twyman, Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith directed by Nancy Medina at Young Vic, China Plate’s On the Exhale by Martin Zimmerman directed by Christopher Haydon at Traverse Theatre, Cock by Mike Bartlett directed by Kate Hewitt at Chichester Festival Theatre, Shakespeare’s Richard II directed Lynette Linton and Adjoa Andoh at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Ibsen’s Rosmersholm adapted by Duncan Macmillan, directed by Ian Rickson at Duke of York Theatre and Lorca’s Blood Wedding adapted by Marina Carr directed by Yael Farber at Young Vic.

Monique’s skill set includes facilitation, devising, international work, new writing, script reading, drama school shows and projects, training actors, and working with young people.

Monique is a producer in film and music videos, her credits include an independent project for Franklyn Lane Film Productions. She is also part of The Ubunifu Space – a definitive guide to music and culture from the youth of Africa and the diaspora – the Ubunifu way. Monique is Partnership Manager and Assistant Producer for Ubunifu Radio as well as a regular member of the UK reaction team on the youtube channel which has a global following of 300K+ subscribers and over 50 million views.

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THEATRE CREDITS

PRODUCTION

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Fair Play

Bush Theatre

2021

Malindadzimu

Hampstead Theatre

2021

Yerma

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts

2021

Dance Nation

Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

2021

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Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

2020

Blood Wedding

Young Vic

2019

Assistant Director

Rosmersholm

Duke of York Theatre

2019

Assistant Director

Richard II

Shakespeare's Globe

2019

Assistant Director

This Might Not Be It

Bush

2019

Rehearsed Reading

Cock

Chichester Festival Theatre

2018

Assistant Director

Noughts and Crosses

Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts

2018


On the Exhale

Traverse Theatre

2018

Assistant Director

And I dreamt I was drowning

Talawa

2018

Rehearsed Reading

Yellowman

Young Vic

2017

Assistant Director

Kanye The First

HighTide

2017

Assistant Director

ALT Showcase

Southwark Playhouse

2017

Assistant Director

The Place Where We Lived

HighTide

2017

Rehearsed Reading

B!RTH Festival

Royal Exchange

2016

Assistant Director

Wishlist

Royal Exchange / Royal Court

2016

Assistant Director

TV & FILM CREDITS

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Franklyn Lane Film Productions

2018

Assistant Producer / Casting Assistant













DANCE CREDITS

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OPERA CREDITS

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