Lolita Chakrabarti is an award-winning actress and writer. Her play RED VELVET earned her the Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award and the Critics Circle Award in 2012 for Most Promising Playwright after it premiered at the Tricycle Theatre.
Lolita runs Lesata Productions with Rosa Maggiora. They produced OF MARY, a short film, directed by Adrian Lester, which won the Best Short Film Award at PAFF, Los Angeles 2012. It was also officially selected for Raindance, Underwire, London Short Film Festival, Montreal Black International Film Festival, Independent Black Women’s Film Festival (San Francisco), Toronto Black Independent Film Festival, and the ICE Theatre Festival (Chicago).
JOY (Lesata Productions)
UNTITLED Steve McQueen series (Rainmark/BBC)
CALMER – 2016
Tricycle Theatre Commission
RED VELVET – 2012, 2014, 2016
Tricycle Theatre, London; St Anne’s Warehouse, New York; Branagh Company at the Garrick Theatre
Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award 2012 for Most Promising Playwright
Critics Circle Award 2012 for Most Promising Playwright
AWA Award 2013 for Arts and Culture
Nominated for Whatsonstage Awards 2013 for London Newcomer of the Year & Best New Play
Nominated for an Olivier Award 2013 for Best Play in an Affiliate Theatre
LAST SEEN – JOY – 2009
Almeida Theatre/Slung Low
RED VELVET – 2014 Saturday drama BBC Radio 4
THE GODDESS – 2006 Woman’s Hour serial BBC Radio 4
ROLLING OVER (ITV Studios) – 2016
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