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Wellspring Writers Showcase

You are cordially invited to an online presentation of fresh, determined voices in theatre who are re-defining the ‘mainstream’ narrative with provocations for social justice, multi-layered identities and their own disabled-led storytelling. The…
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Lilac Yosiphon

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When I was a kid, writing was an activity that came very natural to me. I wrote poetry and prose, monologues and journals and never really stopped. One of the bits of text I wrote, when I was about eleven, was ‘I’d like to live in a bubble…
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Carmen D’ Cruz

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Hi there! I’m Carmen D’Cruz, just your typical average queer, brown, neurodiverse, gender fluid, drag performing playwright from a council estate in South London. I’d just left a two year contract managing a plucky theatre in Brighton…
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Gabrielle MacPherson

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In true icebreaker / first-day-in-rehearsals style, let's play truths and a lie: I am a proud working-class, chips-cheese-and-gravy-loving, disabled artist, from the North of England, with a pet stegosaurus called whiskers. I did a happy…
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Paula Brett

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During our lock-in weekend, I pulled Simon Startin into a virtual Zoom room and asked him: “You know that assumed modern-day-normal-world that a lot of plays take place in? At what point does COVID permeate that ‘normal’ world in a play…
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Robbie Curran

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When I began my career as a young actor with autism, I was - without knowing it - shy, scared and ashamed. Not of who I am, but how I am. My experiences navigating the shape of the industry, the advice of people higher up, and the opinions…
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Nicole Latchana

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I’m a queer neurodiverse woman of colour writing stories from but not always about this perspective, for theatre and TV. I’m interested in telling stories in new ways and dramatizing seemingly complex, but actually simple, philosophical…
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Fatima Serghini

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Hello, my name is Fatima and I own two ring lights. I was named after my two grandmothers, both called Fatima. They had the most extraordinary Amazigh (Berber) tattoos on their faces. The ancient Berber tradition of facial tattooing of women…
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Victoria Taylor-Roberts

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Firstly, let me get all the tick boxes out of the way. I am a neurodiverse woman from a regional working-class background who has never knowingly turned down a free bag of chips. (Okay, the last one doesn’t qualify for a diversity tick box…