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Aaliyah Mckay-Ajasa

Director Writer

Aaliyah Mckay is a British director and Writer, whose family originates from Caribbean and African descent. She has recently debuted her play History on the Road in two sold-out performances at the Cockpit Theatre. Her work has also appeared in literary anthologies, magazines, music videos & screen publications. Aaliyah is set to release her short film as a writer and director which she partnered with Fully Focused Production company and Netflix to produce. She also has many other film and theatre projects underway for 2022.

Pronouns She/her


Director/BHS/Brunel University/ 2016
Director/Trio of Conviction /Brunel University/ 2017
Writer/Director/Trio of Conviction / Feltham Young Offenders/ 2017
Writer/Director/ Downvue Women's Prison/ 2017
Writer & Director/ Brockley Jack StudioTheatre / 2020
Director / Purple Moon Drama/digital /2021
Writer & Director/ Cockpit Theatre / 2021
Assistant Director / Typical Girls /Crucible Theatre Sheffield Theatres X Clean Break / 5 weeks/ 2021
Assistant Director / After the end /Theatre Royal Stratford East / 5 weeks/ 2022
Assistant Director / The Taxidermist Daughter / Chichester Festival Theatre / 6 weeks/ 2022


Drama Centre Summer School
Brunel University
MN Academy




1-2 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • Comedy
  • Film - documentary
  • Film - short
  • Music
  • Other
  • Radio/Audio
  • Theatre / Live perfomance
  • TV - drama

What I do

  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Dramaturgy
  • Facilitating
  • Performance Art
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Working with young people
  • Writing

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