Series 7

S7 Ep1: Dirty Hare talk to Susan Wokoma

Dirty Hare are an award-winning theatre company, made up of director and facilitator Rachel Lemon, historian, musician and writer Lydia Higman and actor and writer Julia Grogan. Dirty Hare’s award-winning production of Gunter transfers to the Royal Court theatre upstairs following its sold-out premiere at Summerhall at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.

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S7 Ep2: Sabrina Ali talks to Susan Wokoma

Sabrina Ali is a British Somali writer and actor, who is driven by a passion for sharing authentic and representative stories. Sabrina’s most recent play, Dugsi Dayz, played at Edinburgh Fringe 2023, returned to the New Diorama last year and will play in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs this Spring.

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S7 Ep3: Margaret Perry talks to Susan Wokoma

Margaret Perry is an award-winning playwright. Her stage work includes Porcelain, Collapsible and Paradise Now! which was nominated for a 2023 Olivier Award (Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre). This year, she collaborates with Katie Mitchell on an adaptation of Maggie Nelson’s ‘Bluets’, which will play in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs later this year.

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S7 Ep4: Ciara Elizabeth Smyth talks to Susan Wokoma

Ciara Elizabeth Smyth is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her latest play Lie Low was presented in the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2023. Lie Low makes it London debut this year in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. 

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S7 Ep5: Stewart Pringle talks to Susan Wokoma

Stewart Pringle is a playwright and dramaturg. He currently works as Senior Dramaturg at the National Theatre. His latest play The Bounds will play in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs later this year.

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S7 Ep6: Nassim Soleimanpour talks to Susan Wokoma

Nassim Soleimanpour is a playwright, theatre maker and the Artistic Director of the Berlin Based Theatre company Nassim Soleimanpour Productions. This year, his latest piece Echo debuts in the Royal Court Theatre’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in collaboration with LIFT.

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S7 Ep7: Tife Kusoro talks to Susan Wokoma

Tife Kusoro is a writer and performer whose work has previously been shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon award, Verity Bargate award and the Women’s Prize for Playwriting. Tife’s play G was developed whilst on attachment with the Royal Court, it will debut in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs later this year.

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S7 Ep8: Mark Rosenblatt talks to Susan Wokoma

Mark Rosenblatt is a writer and director for stage and screen. He’s worked as a theatre director since 1998 and in that time has worked as the Associate Director at Leeds Playhouse, and Studio Associate at the National Theatre. This year, his debut play Giant will play in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

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S7 Ep9: Oli Forsyth talk to Susan Wokoma

Oli Forsyth is a TV and theatre writer, as well as having his own theatre company Smoke and Oakum. His plays have been performed at the New Diorama, Hampstead, Vault Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.

This year, his play BRACE BRACE will play in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

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