Danusia Samal is a screenwriter and playwright from London, who also grew up in partly in the Middle East. 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. Danusia also created and performed Busking It, a musical play inspired by her 10 years as a London Underground busker. 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 TV Drama Writers Programme and is one of the Soho 6. She is currently collaborating on various original TV and films projects with BBC, Little Door, and Temple Hill. She has also written episodes of Project IV (Netflix) and Gangs of London (Sky).
Danusia’s other writing credits include: Bangers (in development with Soho Theatre & Cardboard Citizens); The Key Worker Cycles (Almeida Theatre); Shelter (BBC Radio 4); Birthright and The State (LAMDA films); Snap (Old Vic); Decolonising History (Tamasha Digital); Conditionally (Soho Theatre/Oxford School of Drama).
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