Danusia Samal is a screenwriter and playwright represented by Alex Rusher at Independent Talent. In 2018 she won the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award for Out of Sorts, a family drama exploring identity and race for second generation migrants. Out of Sorts was staged at Theatre503 October 2019 to 4 and 5 star reviews and was later shortlisted for the George Devine Award. Earlier that year, Danusia also created and performed Busking It, a musical play inspired by her 10 years as a London Underground busker. Originally developed at the RSC, Busking It was commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and co-produced by HighTide, touring to London, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh .
Danusia was part of BBC’s 2019 TV Drama Writer’s Programme and is an alumnus of Soho Writers Lab, Tamasha Playwrights, and BBC London Voices. She is currently collaborating on various TV projects with BBC 3, Clerkenwell films and Soho Theatre as one of the Soho 6. Danusia is currently writing on series 2 of Gangs of London. Other writing credits include: Birth Right & The State (LAMDA films); Snap (Old Vic Connect); Decolonising History (audio play with Tamasha Digital/ SOAS); Conditionally (Soho Theatre/Oxford School of Drama); Langthorne Stories (Soho Theatre, Waltham Forest) and Las Americas Above (Chaskis Theatre).
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