"Art that pollinates conversation”
We are a team of freelance creatives who work on site specific projects through Humblebee. We work remotely and make tailor made decisions around the spaces we platform our work, giving us greater opportunities to collaborate with exciting venues and provide accessibility for our audiences.
What does the tagline "preserving your colonies" mean?
“My passion for Producing has led me to bees; they are representative of my experience as a minority. Bees came to me at a time when I felt overwhelmed by news & media outlets, constantly bombarded with images of my people dying. These magnificent creatures inspire me to stay productive because not everybody gets the chance. As a Black Producer I seek to protect, empower, reframe & preserve ideas around colonies. I acknowledge history, moving forward to create a legacy of social change through creativity and conversation”.
— Kamari Romeo
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR- KAMARI ROMÉO
Kamari Roméo graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2019 with a distinction in Producing. He is a multi-disciplinary artist with interests in Psychology, Immersive Entertainment & Applied Theatre. Kamari’s work encourages audiences to be less passive and more engaged through an immersive aesthetic, awakening the audience’s own social responsibility through art that pollinates conversation.
Humblebee Creative was founded in May 2019.
Producing Credits Include: The Ritual (Battersea Arts Centre/Roundhouse), Urinal Residency (Live Art Development Agency)
Television Credits Include: The Split 2 (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC)
Theatre credits include: Summer in London (Theatre Royal Stratford East) The Bear/The Proposal (Young Vic) Elemental (Bush Theatre), The Jungle Book (Emporium Brighton) and Alice in Wonderland (The Minack Theatre)
Poetry Credits Include: Roundhouse Resident Artist (Roundhouse), The Huffington Post UK, King's College London, Barbican Young Poets 2014/15 (Barbican)
Training: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality- Let’s Learn Digital
BID WRITER- KARLA MARIE SWEET
Karla got her start as a professional writer after her six-part mystery thriller was optioned by ITV Studios and she was invited to co-develop a series for Lime Pictures. Before that, she spent over five years as an Assistant Producer in Specialist Music at Radio 1 and 1Xtra where she worked with a whole horde of presenters including Trevor Nelson, Annie Mac, and DJ Target. She also produced Radio 4 arts show Front Row and worked extensively with BBC Asian Network and 6 Music.
In 2017, Karla was one of ten writers shortlisted for Theatre503’s annual residency programme. Later that year, her Edinburgh Fringe show previewed at the theatre before completing a full run at Underbelly, where it was longlisted for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award.
In 2018, Karla completed a year's actor training at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, after which she founded inclusive company Dead Good Theatre. She performed as the lead in a sold out run of The Thing That Came to Dinner at London’s Vault Festival, starred in RCSSD’s production of Alice Birch’s Astronauts and went on to perform in a self-penned short play in front of a sold-out audience at Southwark Playhouse.
After returning to her beloved hometown of Manchester in late 2018, she was part of the writer’s room for forthcoming Netflix/BBC series Get Even. Karla recently filmed a supporting role in a feature film and is halfway through a two-year tenure as Playwright on Attachment at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Her full-length play Leaving debuted at The Bunker in December 2019. Karla starred in and co-produced the show alongside her emerging company Dead Good Theatre. She is currently under commission with Channel 4's Hollyoaks and is also working on a teen drama with Big Deal Films.
ASSISTANT PRODUCER- MICHAELA GASTERATOU
Michaela is a Greek-Ethiopian producer and actress based in London. Since graduating from East 15 Acting School in 2016 she has worked as an actress and voice-over artist including Twenty-Something Going Nowhere (BBC Radio 4) and Sylvia Pankhurst: Honorary Ethiopian (BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service). In 2017, as well as working at East 15 as the Community Projects Administrator she took an internship as an Assistant Lighting Technical at CASA Latin American Theatre festival at Southwark Playhouse. In 2018 she commenced the MA Creative Producing course at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In the interest combating stigma surrounding various disabilities/ medical conditions her work and research explores hidden disabilities/medical conditions whilst advocating cultural diversity. In 2019 she had worked with Working Birthday’s R&D Lesbian Pirates! (Arts Depot), We Dig (Ovalhouse), East 15 and Captain Breadbeard Productions (national tour).