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 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 next year. 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 has since been commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and co-produced by HighTide, touring to London, Edinburgh and Aldeburgh to critical acclaim. Click here for more on Busking It.

Danusia is an alumnus of Soho Writers Lab, Tamasha Playwrights, and BBC London Voices. Other writing credits include Where We Are (Anima/Arcola Theatre) Conditionally (Soho Theatre/Oxford School of Drama), Langthorne Stories (Soho Theatre, Waltham Forest) and Las Americas Above (Chaskis Theatre).

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