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503Studio: Danusia Samal

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503Studio Masterclass: Writer’s Block

Stuck on a draft? Can’t get past page one? Got a great idea but don’t know where to start? Award winning playwright Danusia Samal leads a session to share exercises and tips for getting creative ideas flowing to fight against writer’s block.

Thanks to DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund and our Share The Drama scheme, we want to make sure those of you who are struggling in the current climate can still take part in our Spring Writers Programme. While we prioritise anyone who is long term unemployed and/or claiming benefits, we’re also offering subsidies if you’re in financial difficulty as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

To express interest in a bursary place through our Share The Drama scheme, please sign up here. If you would prefer to speak directly to a member of our team about your circumstance or to ask for more information about this scheme, please contact usIf you have any access requirements, you can let us know here. If you would rather discuss any access requirements and how we can accommodate them prior to booking, please get in touch with us.

Running time of workshop: 2.5 hours – delivered online. Maximum class sizes are 14. A portion of spaces have been reserved for Share the Drama places.

To sign up for priority booking for future iterations of the 503Studio: Writers Programme, please join the waiting list here.

Danusia Samal is an actress, writer and singer from London. She has worked at numerous UK theatres, including at the Royal Court, RSC, Globe, and Royal Exchange. Her screen credits include Tyrant (FOX); Ghost in the Shell (Paramount/DreamWorks) and Hulu’s The Great by Tony McNamara (The Favourite). In 2020, Danusia launched the Virtual Collaborators network to provide support and collaboration for artists in lockdown, culminating in a virtual and outdoor festival.

Danusia’s writing credits include: Birth Right and The State (LAMDA films); Out of Sorts (winner of Theatre503 International Playwriting Award); Busking It: a musical play inspired by her experiences as a busker (Shoreditch Town Hall/ HighTide); Snap (Old Vic Connect); Decolonising History (Tamasha Digital/ SOAS University); Conditionally (Soho Theatre/Oxford School of Drama); Langthorne Stories (Soho Theatre/ Waltham Forest).

Danusia is an alumni of the BBC’s TV Drama Writers Programme. She is currently under commission with Soho Theatre, BBC3 and is writing on Gangs of London Season 2.



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