Who we are

We are the first ever cohort of students on MA Dramatic Writing and are:

Kritika Arya: Kritika recently graduated from the University of York where she studied Writing, Directing & Performance in Theatre, Film and Television. Her passion for writing spawned at a very early age due to the works of Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton and several others. However, it was at University where she discovered that she was passionate about theatre and in general script writing. Ideally, she would want to be a playwright for adults and children and also eventually work in television.

Tuyen Do: Tuyen is an actress and writer who is currently an Associate Artist at Tamasha theatre company.

Annie Herridge: Annie is a writer and director from Bournemouth.

Dan Horrigan: Dan Horrigan is a director and writer who has worked on the fringe, off west end, west end, and regionally over the last 14 years.

Philip Jones: Philip is a filmmaker and director who has developed and directed an award winning comedy short; commercials for the UNWFP, and a party political broadcast featuring Tony Blair. Philip has worked in TV for over 20 years making hard-hitting social documentaries and popular reality formats; a year ago he wrote his first comedy drama script and this experience led him to apply for a place on the new Central Saint Martin’s Dramatic Writing MA.

NSR Khan: NSR Khan was a criminal defence barrister by trade before losing a long running battle with bipolar disorder. Many new careers followed, from a welder in a boat yard to an interview skills coach. Eventually she started to write. She currently works as a freelance writer and performer and has publication, acting, broadcast (BBC Radio 4) and stage credits (Bush Theatre, Traverse Theatre) to her name.

Charlotte O’Leary: Charlotte has worked for the BBC for nearly ten years, starting out in BBC Drama Development and BBC Films. She worked across a number of other departments including Science, Documentaries, Business and Online, where she developed content and coding for new digital media platforms. She took a break to be the Professor of English at the University of Monaco for five years before returning to BBC Drama – this time at EastEnders.

Liberty Martin: Liberty Martin’s credits include the short film Frog Princess which was recently chosen for IdeasTap Inspire’s BBC Writersroom workshop at The Lowry Theatre.

Julie Zheng: Julie is a writer from China whose credits include http://analiensguidetochina.wordpress.com/ which was part of a digital storytelling experiment for the British Library.

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