Patrice Naiambana is a performing artist from Sierra Leone, based in the United Kingdom. Working within range of media, his passion is performance for social transformation. His professional background includes ongoing work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, most recently playing the title role in Kathryn Hunter’s Othello, and Warwick the Kingmaker in the Olivier Award-winning Histories Cycle Ensemble. He starred as General Mukata in the Channel 4 sitcom In Exile, and has provided voices for the award-winning BBC animation series Nina and The Neurons and Tinga Tinga Tales. His Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning solo show The Man Who Committed Thought has been touring internationally for the last two years.
Patrice is also the founder and artistic director of Tribal Soul, a project-based interdisciplinary arts body rooted in diaspora and exile heritage experience. Tribal Soul seeks to democratize cultural production by bringing experienced artists into fruitful collaborations with emerging and non-professional artists. The outcomes take many forms, from fully-fledged performances to public sharings, performance seminars and participation research labs. All works produced by Patrice and other Tribal Soul artists engage with citizens at some stage of the process, in keeping with the inclusivity of traditional African ritual and performance.