Anthony Ekundayo Lennon: White theatre director who described himself as ‘African born again’ given job meant for p…

A white theatre director who was given a job intended for artists of colour has found himself at the centre of a debate around racial identity.

Anthony Ekundayo Lennon, who has worked on all-black productions, is among four people who won a paid traineeship as a “theatre practitioner of colour” last year.

The opportunity was funded by a £406,500 grant from Arts Council England to “deliver a comprehensive programme of…

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