Danusia with some of 503’s judges, which included Lyn Gardner, Stephen Beresford, Abigail Gonda, Chinonyerem Odimba, Roy Williams, Alice Birch and Lisa Spirling.

Danusia Samal is a screenwriter and playwright represented by Alex Rusher at Independent Talent. In November 2018 she won the prestigious Theatre503 International Playwriting Award for her family drama Out of Sorts. Out of Sorts was chosen from a selection of 2055 scripts and will be staged at Theatre503 October 2019. Danusia also wrote 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 . It received 4* reviews and is now being developed for screen. Click here for more on Busking It.

Danusia is one of 13 writers commissioned by the BBC’s prestigious 2019 TV Drama Writer’s Programme to write their first TV drama.  She is an alumnus of Soho Writers Lab, Tamasha Playwrights, and BBC London Voices. Other writing credits include:  The Museum: An Audio Play (Tamasha/ SOAS); Conditionally (Soho Theatre/Oxford School of Drama); Langthorne Stories (Soho Theatre, Waltham Forest) and Las Americas Above (Chaskis Theatre).

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