Tamasha Playwrights Scratch

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Spend an evening with some of the UK’s freshest theatrical voices – featuring dynamic new writing from Tamasha’s 2018-19 Tamasha Playwrights group.  

A writer-led collective founded in 2014, Tamasha Playwrights is formed of emerging playwrights from a culturally diverse range of backgrounds. After a year of support and training led by Artistic Director Fin Kennedy, the playwrights have developed new scripts that’ll be performed script-in-hand by professional actors. 

Grab your chance to see bold new work in development on stage for the first time, followed by a Q&A with the writers and Fin Kennedy

 

Confirmed directors:

Omar Khan will be directing Sitas Ashes Sitas Isha, The Walk

Omar is an associate artist at The Birmingham REP, currently writing/directing ‘Ritual’, an immersive piece that explores the psychedelic experience.

 

Beth Kapila will be directing Brownballed, The European Hare, Unit

Beth is a director and dramaturg who works with writers to develop new work and she is a co-founder of Birmingham based new writing company ‘Ripped Theatre’ who support writers.

Beth trained on the StoneCrabs Young Directors Scheme 2016 and the Birmingham REP Foundry Scheme 2018. Beth is currently assistant director for the Birmingham REP and Middle Child’s production and tour of ‘Rebel Music’.

Director credits include: Dead Endings by Claire Thill (Birmingham REP), TalentLab festival of new writing (Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg), Wasted by Kate Tempest (Albany Theatre), Unwrapped (URock Youth Theatre Company) and associate director for ‘The Internet was made for Adults (VAULTS Festival).

Currently in development: ‘Ladies Who’ in collaboration with Laura Ryder and supported by In Good Company, ‘What Big Teeth’ by Natasha Collie, researching a piece about the founding of the South Asian Marriage Counselling Service supported by the Michael Grandage Company.

 

The Walk by Erinn Dhesi 

Did you ever want university to end? Simran embarks on her last night of freedom before graduation. Can she escape the inevitability of adult life for ever or will she have to face up to an uncertain world?

The European Hare by Sami Ibrahim 

Somewhere in Norfolk, a family is under attack – from luxury houses to the south, to the hares in the underground, to the land beneath it. As winter sets in, the fight is on to take back control.

Brownballed by Adam Kotwal 

A Teenage British Asian Footballer, on the verge of greatness suddenly questions the moral ambiguity of the fame, wealth and glory that lie ahead.

Sitas Ashes Sitas Isha by Santoshi Mann 

Dr Sharma believes the only way to treat Pavans depression is through modern medicine, but his son feels the solution he’s been seeking, are rooted in the memories of his deceased mother.  Will her ashes be scattered with honesty or denial?  Will Dr Sharma and Pavan ever bond again?

Unit by Ese Ighorae

The White envelope

A4

A2

Always has your surname

But never addressed to you

But it’s about you

Not for you

Trusting you

To give your parents news

On your permanent exclusion

Tickets

£7

Members: 15% off

After-show Discussion: Thu 19 Dec

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes – no interval

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