The Royal Court Theatre releases Episode One, Series Six of the Playwright's Podcast, hosted by Omar Elerian

Published on Tue 19 Jul 2022

Today the Royal Court Theatre releases the first of four episodes, Amir Gudarzi talks to Omar Elerian, from Series Six of the Playwright’s Podcast.

In Series Six freelance theatre maker and director Omar Elerian talks to international playwrights about their lives and their work, their approaches and their careers, and their relationships with the Royal Court. Series Six playwrights include Caro Black Tam, Amir Gudarzi, Nazareth Hassan and Pablo Manzi.

A new episode will be released every Tuesday at 11am for the next four weeks.

Commenting on the podcast series Omar Elerian said:
“I hope you will enjoy listening and discovering the work of these extraordinary artists who come from the broadest range of backgrounds and approaches. It is a testament to our unflinching need to connect with one another, and expand our experience of what theatre is and can be from different vantage points.”

Sam Pritchard, Royal Court Theatre Associate Director (International), added:
“Amir, Caro, Nazareth and Pablo are some of the most exciting writers we are working with at the moment. Distinctive voices from different theatre traditions, working in different forms, contexts and languages. We are really excited to share these brilliant conversations they have had with Omar about how the world has shaped the work they make and their thinking about theatre.”

To listen to S6: E1 Amir Gudarzi talks to Omar Elerian see here. The podcast can be listened to at and is also available to subscribe and download via Apple Podcasts here and Spotify here.

Transcriptions of the recorded conversations from all four episodes are also available on the Royal Court website. Please visit the individual episode pages for the link to the transcription.

Series Six of the Playwright’s Podcast is presented by Omar Elerian, produced by Anoushka Warden with editing and sound design by Emily Legg for the Royal Court Theatre. Music by Kareen Samara.

To read the full press release, see here.