Writers Announced for the Royal Court's International Climate Crisis Residency at the Edinburgh International Festival 13 – 17 August 2019

Published on Mon 13 May 2019

The Royal Court Theatre returns to the Edinburgh International Festival for a major new residency, curated in partnership with the British Council, that will culminate in a week of lunchtime performances of new short plays written by international artists.

The five writers from Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Syria will share urgent perspectives from across the world on the global climate crisis through plays specially commissioned to premiere at the Festival.

The writers include Luanda Casella, Si’an Chen, Amy Jephta, Ghiath Al Mhitawi and Swati Simha.

The short plays schedule is;

Tuesday 13 August: Amy Jephta
Wednesday 14 August: Ghiath Al Mhitawi
Thursday 15 August: Si’an Chen
Friday 16 August: Luanda Casella
Saturday 17 August: Swati Simha

Venue: Festival Theatre Studio
Dates:  13 – 17 August, 12pm
Duration: 50 mins (including discussion)

This project is curated in partnership with and supported by the British Council.

For more information and writer biographies click here.