£8 concession/£15 full
Global Origins is running a practice-based workshop for emerging makers and playwrights on how to ethically write their own identities, as well as represent others meaningfully. When inviting attendees to think about their own identities, we will discuss prominent diasporic writers who have written and successfully staged their cultural identity on the British stage. When writing other identities, we will offer a checklist of useful questions to begin creating meaningful representation and use examples of writers who engaged meaningfully with the communities they wrote about during the creative process. Texts previously used include Tanika Gupta’s Lions and Tigers, Bijan Sheibani’s The Arrival and Arinzé Kene’s Misty. Attendees will leave with a toolkit for meaningful representation during the creative process, in addition to having created or begun a piece.
About Instructors Aneesha & Emma of Global Origins Theatre
Aneesha Srinivasan is a writer and director from Pune, India, who trained on the MFA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Recent credits include Before I Was A Bear at the Bunker Theatre and Grindr Survivr: The Play for the Upsetters. Her writing has been longlisted by the Yard Theatre (2019), Tamasha Playwrights (2018), Pint-Sized (2017, 2018) and Heretic Voices (2017).
She mainly writes (and talks) about postcolonialism, gender, race and language.
Emma Jude Harris is a director, writer, and theatre-maker originally from Los Angeles, California. She trained on the MFA Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab 2018.
Recent credits include Cabildo (Arcola Theatre), sorry did I wake you (Tristan Bates Theatre) and Ares (VAULT Festival)
She is passionate about early modern theatre, opera, Jewish identity, and responding loudly to good art despite the discomfort of those around her.