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Tristan Fynn-Aidenu

About Tristan Fynn-Aidenu

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu is a British-Ghanaian writer-director whose work aims to stretch the imagination of his audiences with his unique brand of storytelling. His previous credits include directing the play For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Olivier nominated/ Black British Theatre Award for Best Director) and writing and directing Sweet Like Chocolate Boy (Jack Studio & London Tour). Tristan’s direction of the Orange Tree production of Arinze Kene’s Little Baby Jesus won the 2019 JMK Award. In 2021 Tristan was nominated for the TV Edinburgh & Netflix Stage to Screen programme.

Some of his accolades include:

BOOTYCANDY 2023
Written by Robert O;Hara
Gate Theatre
Director
★★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ Telegraph
★★★★ Guardian

FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE HUE GETS TOO HEAVY 2021-23
Written by Ryan Calais Cameron
New Diorama Theatre – Director
Royal Court/ Apollo – Co-directed with Ryan Calais-Cameron
2023 Olivier Award- nominated for Best New Play & Best Actors in a Supporting Role
2022 Stage Debut Award- for Best Ensemble
2022 Black British Theatre Award for Best Director & Best Production
★★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★★ Arts Desk
★★★★★ Guardian 
★★★★★ Telegraph 

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • CHILDREN'S CHILDREN (2021)
    • English Touring Theatre with Black Apron Films
    • Co-Director of Short Film | Officially Selected for Atlanta Black Pride Film Festival, Manchester Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, London Shorts
    • THE BOY WHO LEFT HOME TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE SHIVERS (2020)
    • Unicorn Theatre
    • Director of Short Film
    • NADIA’S GIFT (2020)
    • Writer & Director of Short Film

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • SUNDOWN KIKI RELOADED (2023)
    • Young Vic
    • Director & Co-Deviser | Remount following SUNDOWN KIKI 2021
    • BOOTYCANDY (2023)
    • Gate Theatre
    • Director
    • HYDE & SEEK (2022)
    • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
    • Writer & Director
    • FOR BLACK BOYS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE HUE GETS TOO HEAVY (2021-23)
    • New Diorama Theatre
    • Director | Written by Ryan Calais Cameron
    • GONE TOO FAR! (2019)
    • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
    • Director | Written by Bola Agbaje
    • THE SPALDING SUITE (2019)
    • LAMDA
    • Conceived by Inua Ellams
    • LITTLE BABY JESUS (2019)
    • Orange Tree Theatre
    • Director | Written by Arinze Kene | Winner of JMK Award 2019 | 2020 Stage Debut Award for Best Performance In a Play - Rachel Nwokoro
    • SWEET LIKE CHOCOLATE BOY (2019)
    • Jack Studio/ BAC/ Tobacco Factory Theatres/ Studio 3 Arts/ Theatre Peckham Writer & Director
    • Writer & Director | Awards: TV Edinburgh award for Stage to Screen - Nominated, Off West End Award for Most Promising Playwright - Nominated
    • THE BROTHER SIZE (2018)
    • Young Vic
    • Assistant Director
    • RUMBLE IN THE JUNGE REMATCH (2023)
    • Rematch live Ltd.
    • Writer for Immersive Event
    • GANG SIGNS & PRAYER (2018)
    • Seymour Leisure Centre/ Adidas Originals: Homegrown talent x Merky Events.
    • Writer & Director
    • DRINKING CONCRETE/ PRECIOUS (2016)
    • Royal Court Theatre/ Open Court Festival
    • Writer – two plays
    • BLACK ATTACK (2015)
    • Bush Theatre/ Black Lives, Black Worlds Event
    • Writer
    • SKEEN! (2012)
    • Oval House Theatre/ 33% Youth Festival
    • Writer