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Discovery Showcase 2022

Staged readings of 12 striking short plays by newly discovered talents

Winter 2022

London | Leeds | Oldham

A partnership with Hampstead Theatre, Oldham Coliseum & Leeds Playhouse. DISCOVERY is our biennial 6month programme that seeks out talented new writers, providing support and dramaturgical advice to develop a short new play.
London Showcase

Belonging | Becoming | Breaking Out | Breaking Free

4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging London based writers in staged readings at Hampstead Theatre

11 February 2022, 3pm and 7pm*

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*7pm performance will be BSL interpreted
Full venue accessibility information here

Discovery London Writers/Plays

DROPLET by Ri Chakraborty
PERIOD PARRRTY by Gayathiri Kamalakanthan
LAST MEAL MARY by T’arah Inam-McDermott
JUMA JANAZA by Alia Pathan

Discovery London Team

Discovery Dramaturg Atiha Sen Gupta and Davina Moss
Discovery Co-Director Natasha Kathi-Chandra
Sound Designer Dinah Mullen

 

Read about writer-mentor Atiha Sen Gupta’s experience working on Discovery here

 

 

“It was thought provoking, illuminating and progressive and so well acted and delivered”

“I feel like I’ve seen 4 whole plays in 90 minutes! Absolutely beautiful stories & storytelling. I can’t wait to follow their journeys.”

Oldham Showcase

Dreams | Desires | Denials | Departures

4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging writers based in Oldham and beyond in staged readings at Oldham Coliseum

25 February 2022, 3pm and 7pm,

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Discovery Oldham Writers/Plays

LIKE ALWAYS by Rupinder Kaur
UNDERCOVER AUNTIE AND THE YOGURT-NOSED REBELS OF YORKSHIRE by Aza Y. Alam
I WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE by Urussa Malik
DEBUGGING by Kierann Shah

Discovery Oldham Team

Discovery Dramaturg Emteaz Hussain
Discovery Co-Director Trina Haldar
Coliseum Artistic Director Chris Lawson
Coliseum Programme Coordinator Jamie Walsh
Associate Producer Hannah Ryan
Video Designer  Louise Rhoades-Brown

“Wonderful, engaging, original writing supported by convincing and committed performances.”

“Great personal stories delivered by talented actors”

“Talented work. Finely performed throughout”

Leeds Showcase

Roots | Romance | Redressing | Resetting

4 vivid short plays by 4 emerging Leeds based writers in staged readings at Leeds Playhouse

11 March 2022, 3pm and 7pm

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Discovery Leeds Writers/Plays

TAKE ME TO MY ROOTS by Yesmien Bagh Ali
THE CHAPERONED DATE by Zahrah Iqbal
SEARCHING FOR A PLAGUE by Humira Imtiaz
BROWN GIRL MAGIC by Shreya Patel

Discovery Leeds Team

Discovery Dramaturg Aisha Khan
Discovery Co-Director Sameena Hussain
Leeds Associate Director Amy Leach
Leeds Furnace Coordinator Rio Matchett
Sound Designer Zoe Katsilerou 

 

“Really diverse range of plays, that perfectly captured the essence of being Asian in the 21st century.”

“Excellent acting, great rapport with audience, great to see this showcase for new writing”

“It was thought provoking, touching, funny, and emotional”

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