The Okai Collier Company is pleased to announce its latest projects...

2009 proved to be one of the company's busiest years with a total of eight theatre productions, two books, two Social Investment projects and one documentary being produced.

The company has a number of productions already confirmed for 2010. These include: Moira Buffini's acclaimed Blavatsky's Tower (The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre); the World premiere of Peter Billingham's Gifted (White Bear Theatre); the London premiere of Steve Hennessy's Stairway to Heaven (The Blue Elephant Theatre); the World premiere of The Remains of the Day, book, music and lyrics by Alex Loveless, based on the award-winning novel by Kazuo Ishiguro (Union Theatre); More Dead Black Children, a new play by Anthony Attah and Still Life by Steve Hennessy (White Bear Theatre). All of the previously mentioned will be produced by Simon James Collier.

The company is developing a number of other theatrical productions for presentation in 2010/2011. These currently include: Ripper, Diary of a Chav, Tapestry, It Came From The Never-Space!!!, Ghetto Funk Time Machine, Celia and Project Snowflake.

Artistic Director Omar F. Okai is also Directing and Co-Producing Christian Gibson's one man show Been There, Doing It, which will open in March at The Civic Theatre in Bedford, before going on a National Tour.

Dance With Me, written and directed by Sasha C. Damjanovski and produced by Collier, is the first feature film from Okai Collier/Orev Films and received its London premiere in late 2008. After a year of International Film Festivals and screenings, the film will open at selected cinemas throughout the UK in 2010. The first screening will be at the Apollo Cinema, Haymarket, London in April. The film will also open in Europe, starting with Macedonia, later in 2010. The company is also developing two further features with Damjanovski, Project Snowflake and Alex The Bear.

The company also continues to develop arts projects for young people through Urban Theatre, it's associated Charity, thanks to a number of grants, with one from Awards for All from The National Lottery.