Conceived by Sherman Associate Artist Suzanne Packer to amplify Black voices, Open Platform continues to run throughout October.
The next artist to be featured on Open Platform is Welsh actor Carli De’La Hughes, who trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her original monologue, an extract from her play Stumbling Back to Solitude, is available to listen to free.
Carli said : "Stumbling Back to Solitude came to be written back in 2007 during my college years. The short piece is a monologue from the play. I was inspired to write about my very own struggle with identity and heritage. This was mainly a focus point for me to express inner emotions putting pen to paper so to speak.
“I thought the Open Platform would be an ideal opportunity for me to dig out my own material and perform it, so that my voice will be heard, especially in these times."
Carli has worked extensively across Welsh TV and theatre, including parts in BBC’s Hinterland, S4C’s Pobl y Cwm, ITV’s Emmerdale and Sky One’s Stella.
Open Platform: Black History Month seesthe Sherman celebrate the work of Black artists on its digital channels throughout October. To listen to Glow, an original song by Welsh musician Eädyth, click here.
If you are an artist who has an existing piece of work that you would like to be shared on the platform please send an expression of interest, your content (either a video / piece of audio no longer than five minutes in duration, an illustration or painting or a piece of text) and a short biog (if you would like it included) to firstname.lastname@example.org.