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Jennifer Farmer is a playwright, librettist and theatre-maker who writes extensively with/for marginalised communities and underrepresented voices. Targeted at writers who are looking to revisit their work, Jennifer leads this advanced redrafting play writing workshop. Plus Q&A.

Workshops and masterclasses in Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub are for people of African origin aged 16 and above.

Click here to book your place.

Jennifer Farmer is a playwright, librettist and theatre-maker who writes extensively with/for marginalised communities and underrepresented voices. Currently an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths College and Central School of Speech and Drama, Jennifer has lectured at Kingston University, the University of Greenwich and London South Bank University and has facilitated workshops some of the UK’s leading theatres and arts/culture organizations, including the National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Royal Court Theatre and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Her work includes: Looking At the Sun (BAC Opera Season, 2001), clean (BBC Radio 3, 2003), Compact Failure (Clean Break, Arcola Theatre and national tour, 2004), 270° (Paines Plough, Young Vic, 2004), A Million Different People (BBC Radio 4, 2005), words, words, words (Tricycle Theatre, 2006), Bulletproof Soul (Birmingham Rep, 2007), Stutter (Hotbed Festival, 2008), Urban Dreams (London Bubble, 2008), These Four Streets (Birmingham Rep, 2009), Truth or Dare (Belgrade Theatre, 2012 and 2017), Eating Our Words (Camden People’s Theatre, 2012), Waltzing Tomatoes (Ithaca Gallery, USA, 2013 and international festivals), City Final (site-specific, Belgrade Theatre, 2018) and Between Constellations (Pittsburgh Festival Opera, July 2018 and Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, London, August 2018).

She is Playwright for How Far Apart, a new commission by Utopia Theatre and supported by the Wellcome Trust and the University of Oxford, which explores the impact racial bias has on Black women’s experience of childbirth. Jennifer’s other plays are published by Oberon Books, Josef Weinberger Plays, Samuel French, the International Centre for Women Playwrights and BRAND literary magazine.

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