“I admire Theatre Peckham’s continued mission to increase diversity in the creative industries, inspiring young people like myself to be the change we want to see in this industry." -- John Boyega
Hey, fellow John Boyega stans! John put his heart and soul into bringing the amazing Finn to life in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Many of us who never saw ourselves in major sci-fi franchises found a champion in Finn's journey from slave to hero. John told us from the door that he lives, breathes, and bleeds Finn, and his dedication to the role and to his fans have been a high point of the entire series.
In honor of his fantastic portrayal of Finn -- and the effortless cool, poise and sense of humor he maintained offscreen -- we're raising money for something near and dear to John's heart -- Theatre Peckham, the South London-based training theatre company where he was a featured player from ages 9 to 14, and of which he became a patron in 2016. The group recently unveiled a mural
of John, and as a patron, he has helped TP kick off its 2020 fundraising drive to celebrate "talent that has come from Peckham and looking towards the future of those who will become."
All money raised here will be sent directly to Theatre Peckham in aid of its programs and its mission of building a diverse talent pool for creative industries. Since 2020 is the year that John brought in with a bang, we've set that as an initial target.
(TP takes donations in pounds only, so this will work out to about 1600 GBP depending on currency exchange. If you feel most comfortable donating directly to TP's donations' processor
, that's cool too!)
Please consider donating to this worthy cause if you can. Thank you!