Home Truths | Free Word

27 November 2019
19:00 - 20:30

Presented by:
Free Word and The Upsetters

SHARE

A showcase of brand new monologues on ‘Home’ by writers of colour hosted by The Upsetters


The Upsetters present an evening of original monologues by writers of colour exploring home as a human right, displacement and hope.  Hassan Abdulrazzak, Twayna Mayne and Ava Wong Davies will showcase brand new work specially commissioned for the Writing Our Way Home season, performed by actors in an intimate performance setting. Join us for a moving, funny and unfiltered scratch night exploring home truths.

Hassan Abdulrazzak is an Iraqi playwright who is currently commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Synergy Theatre. He received the George Devine, Meyer-Whitworth and Pearson Theatre awards as well as the Arab British Centre Award for Culture. Twayna Mayne is a writer and stand-up comedian who had a BBC Radio 4 series commissioned in 2018, due for broadcast in late 2019. She was part of the 2018/19 Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab. Ava Wong Davies is a playwright and theatre critic. She was the 2018 recipient of The Sunday Times Harold Hobson award, and is an alumni of the Soho Theatre Writers Lab 18/19. She is currently one of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers. The Upsetters create theatre that is written, directed and performed by artists of colour.

Season branding: THREAD Design 

27 November 2019
19:00 - 20:30
£6 / £5 (30 & under)

Free Word and The Upsetters

BIOS

Hassan Abdulrazzak

Playwright

Hassan Abdulrazzak is an Iraqi playwright who is currently commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Synergy Theatre. He has translated many prominent Arab playwrights including Wael Qadour, Abdullah Alkafri, Jawad Alassadi, Hanane Hajj Ali, Laila Soliman and Imad Farajin. The translations were commissioned by the Royal Court Theatre, the Lark Theatre and Heinrich Böll Stiftung amongst others. He has contributed to several anthologies including Iraq+100 (Comma Press, 2016) and Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic (Saqi books, 2017). He is the recipient of George Devine, Meyer-Whitworth, Pearson theatre awards as well as the Arab British Centre Award for Culture. Love, Bombs and Apples won the Bay Area theatre award for outstanding production in 2018.

Twayna Mayne

Writer and Comedian

Twayna Mayne is a writer and stand up comedian. She began performing in 2010 and her distinctive style paired with her deliciously honest material took her to the finals of numerous competitions. Her highly anticipated debut show Black Girl achieved excellent critical acclaim at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. In 2018 she had her own BBC Radio 4 series commissioned, which is due for broadcast in late 2019. In 2018 her sitcom script made it onto the longlist for the BBC Writersroom Comedy Room. Until recently she was part of the 2018/19 Soho Theatre Writer's Lab where she developed her first full length play.

Ava Wong Davies

Playwright and Theatre Critic

Ava Wong Davies is a playwright and theatre critic from London. She is the 2018 recipient of The Sunday Times Harold Hobson award, and is an alumni of the Soho Theatre Writers Lab 18/19. She is currently one of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers, and her debut play “i will still be whole (when you rip me in half)” will premiere as part of The Bunker’s Autumn 2019 season.

PARTNERS

ACCESS

There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible. 

  • Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
  • Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
  • There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor
  • Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
  • If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE...

Season Launch Party

Launch of our 'Writing Our Way Home' season

Season launch party with art installations, poetry and live performances

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Echoes Of The City

Conversation with Lars Saabye Christensen, Akil Scafe-Smith, Emma Warren, UCL Urban Lab

Lars Saabye Christensen, Akil Scafe-Smith and Emma Warren on how communities rebuild

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Writing Our Way Home

Readings with Roger Robinson, Winsome Pinnock, Inua Ellams and Bridget Minamore

Roger Robinson, Winsome Pinnock, Inua Ellams, Bridget Minamore on writing and resistance

Part of Writing Our Way Home season

Who Is Home?

Writing workshop with Soofiya

An interactive writing workshop with Soofiya

Part of Writing Our Way Home season