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503Studio: Yasmin Joseph

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503Studio Masterclass: Documenting our Living Histories

Yasmin Joseph leads a masterclass on finding formally inventive ways to reimagine our varied personal and cultural experiences on stage.

Through the lens of her own experience writing her award winning play J’Ouvert, produced at Theatre503 in 2019,  Yasmin will explore how our own experiences can be turned into something meaningful on stage. She will look at what creatively inspires you in everyday life. Through writing exercises, free writing and examples, Yasmin will look at how this can be translated onto stage, and how we can reimagine the everyday into something extraordinary using every tool that theatre allows.

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 bursary places.

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

Yasmin Joseph is a London-based writer.

Her debut play J’Ouvert premiered at Theatre503 in 2019. Since then, she had been nominated for the Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award and most recently won the 2020 James Tait Black Prize For Drama.

Yasmin is the current Writer-in-Residence at Sister Pictures and is on attachment at the Royal Court Theatre as a winner of the Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme.

Yasmin is also under co-commission with Soho Theatre and The Actors Touring Company as part of the Soho Six, The Place Theatre in Bedford with the Retired Caribbean Nurses Association and Clean Break.


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