Sarah ‘Rain’ Kolawole

Sarah ‘Rain’ Kolawole is a Playwright, spoken word artist, Soho Theatre alumni and Associate Artist at the Nottingham Playhouse. She is originally from Nottingham.

Sarah has written and performed for a variety of commissions and events including the Takeover Festival at the Bunker, Derby Book festival, The Wind Rush anniversary, Ken Saro Wiwa anniversary at New Arts Exchange, The Primary Galleery at the Welbeck estate and other regional and national events.

More Recently, Sarah’s first full-length play ‘Rootless Island Baby’ was part of Nottingham Playhouse’s Unlocked Festival in October 2020 as a rehearsed reading following an ACE funded R&D project. Sarah plans to continue to develop the play following an award from the In Good Company Artist support fund.

Prior to Rootless Island Baby, Sarah wrote a short play: ‘Notts Sweet Home’ whilst on attachment with New Perspectives theatre which was part of a short regional tour.

Aside from writing, Sarah is also a qualified Social Worker of 11 years.