Channel 4 Writer in Residence |Orange Tree
Following a fantastic year as Channel 4 writer in residence at the wonderful Orange Tree Theatre, I'm thrilled that my play Chasing Hares, about Bengali folk theatre, late stage capitalism, and the possibility of radical change, has been awarded the Sonia Friedman Production Award.
"Chasing Hares is just what we want from a winner for this annual prize: a bold and unexpected story full of surprises, oozing heart and insight. Congratulations Sonali Bhattacharyya for picking up this year’s award!"
Megaball |National Theatre Learning
Create an extraordinary school play with the National Theatre! I had a blast writing 'Megaball' for the new 'Let's Play' programme for primary schools, which includes music from composer Harry Blake.
'Let’s Play' is an ambitious creative learning programme that can transform creativity and theatre-making in your school. Using a programme of CPDL, specially commissioned plays for children to perform and a suite of learning resources, 'Let’s Play' inspires learning across the curriculum.
Untitled |Fifth Word Theatre Company
I'm currently developing a new play with the brilliant Angharad and Laura at Fifth Word, about three teenage friends, a heist, decolonisation and gentrification.
Writer in Residence |Coterie Theatre
I'm really excited to be working with director Caitlin McLeod and producer Martha Wilson as one of three writers in residence with new theatre company, The Coterie. I will be collaborating with them on developing a new play about revenge, internet trolling, and the failures of liberalism.