The Green Room
Welcome to the The Green Room, a laugh-out-loud comedy, presenting a timely and clear-eyed exploration of the publishing industry, and the myriad of obstacles new and established writers of colour face while trying to carve out a career that matters.
Six authors. One diversity award for literature. A green room full of egos, secrets, disappointments and desperation. Who will reveal their true colours first? This staged reading will be live in your home at 6pm so grab your popcorn, a cold drink and get comfortable.
Written by award winning authors Yvvette Edwards and Irenosen Okojie, produced by award-winning author and playwright Alex Wheatle MBE and directed by Roy Alexander Weise MBE. Stay online for a Q&A led by Co-Producer, Joy Francis from Words of Colour directly after the performance.
At Theatre Peckham we are building a representative and inclusive society where everyone can participate in, lead, work in, and enjoy creativity and culture. This fundraiser will enable Theatre Peckham to continue supporting young people from the local community through our Academy and Young Peckham training programmes as well as supporting local artists as we emerge from the lockdown. We are dedicated to creating a culture of inclusivity and diversity which will ripple through the sector to be more representative. If you would like to make a donation you can do so by clicking the button below or scanning the QR code!
Theatre Peckham’s extraordinary work with young people is instrumental to change. Access for young people to theatre, arts and culture can play a huge part in solving representation and visibility barriers, but ultimately allow young people the chance to explore how they can take up space and play a part in society- now and in the future. I am very proud to donate my time to this important organisation and have fun working with a great team on this hilarious script.Roy Alexander Weise, Director of The Green Room (Joint Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre)
Suitable for ages +16
This is a live streamed event.
The running time is 90 mins followed by a short Q&A with the writers of The Green Room