Donmar Warehouse


From 6 May 2022


Who are our heroes?

Leading actresses meet the women who inspire them. WE. BLACK WOMEN. is an exhibition curated by Donmar Associate Artist Joan Iyiola that shifts our perspective on British history by putting the collective experiences of black women at the centre of the conversation.

Featuring Sheila Atim, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Joyclen Buffong, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Noma Dumezweni, Dr Christine Ekechi, Decima Francis MBE, Akua Gyamfi, Naomie Harris, Afua Hirsch, Joan Iyiola, Anaya Kamara, Faith Locken, June Nicol-Dundas, and Susan Wokoma.

In partnership with Apatan Productions, with photography by Myah Jeffers (Portrait of Britain Winner) and Helen Murray (Widening the Lens) and cinematography by Stephen Ofori (Dọlápọ̀ is fine), this free exhibition will be presented in the Donmar’s foyer spaces from 6 May 2022.


Curator – Joan Iyiola

Photographers – Myah Jeffers & Helen Murray

DoP – Stephen Ofori

Sound Operator – Marco Baldassarre

Production Co-ordinator – Rupert Henderson

Production Assistant – Mary Iyiola

Creative Consultant – Alison Holder 

Hair and Make Up Designer – Cynthia De La Rosa

Make Up Artists – Sam Lascelle and Niedian Biggs 

Hair and Make Up Trainee – Patrice Amma 

Flowers – Design by Nature 

Studio – 63 Sun Studio