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The writers from Series 1 


Grace Chapman
Grace Chapman is an award winning playwright, nominated for the Adopt a Playwright Award and longlisted for the Papatango Playwriting Prize. Success includes Co-Artistic Director of Idle Motion (Resident Ensemble at New Diorama 2015 - 2017) and full length plays performed nationally in co-production with major London and regional theatres.

Sonja Ferdinand
Sonja Ferdinand graduated from The Danish National School of Performing with a degree in dramatic writing in 2019 and debuted the same year with Klædt Af. A show about digital violation for which she was awarded a Reumert Talent Prize. Her work often mixes documentary elements with fiction in an attempt to dramatize the impulse to and the impossibility of creating simple narratives in a complex world.

Lashay Green
Lashay is a poet, spoken word artist, writer, and playwright from North-West London. Her work looks to speak to the human emotion and connection, laced within our individual identities. She is interested in pushing boundaries between poetry and playwriting, combining both forms to create engaging work that evokes feeling and thought.

Fernanda Rocha
Fernanda Rocha is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and film researcher from São Paulo, Brazil. She is a member of the 11th SESI Drama Nucleus and had short plays staged across theatres, zooms meetings, and public spaces. Fernanda is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of São Paulo.

Athena Stevens
Athena Stevens is a writer, performer, director and social activist. She is the Artistic Director of Aegis Productions Ltd, the writer in residence at the Finborough Theatre and a Creative Council member and an Associate Artist at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In 2019 she was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for her play Schism. In 2021 Athena won the OFFIE Award for Best New Play for her play Scrounger.
Athena is a Trustee for the Young Women's Trust, a Trustee for Theatre Deli, a Patron for Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation, a co-founder of the Primadonna Literary Festival, a National Freelance Task Force member and a founding member of the Women’s Equality Party.
Born in Chicago, she now lives in London. Athena was born with athetoid cerebral palsy.

Caridad Svich
Caridad Svich’s recognitions include an OBIE for Lifetime Achievement, Ellen Stewart Career Achievement Award from ATHE, and a Visiting Research Fellowship at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an Editor at Contemporary Theatre Review. She is published by Intellect, Routledge, Manchester University Press and Methuen Drama, UK