Nicola Werenowska

I’m an award winning neurodivergent playwright, radio dramatist and creative writing tutor who’s now keen to move into TV/screenwriting.

After a flirtation with playwriting when I was 16 (my play “20%” was runner-up in the Royal Court Young Playwrights’ Competition), I began writing professionally  in 2003, following my life transforming dyspraxia diagnosis. Since then, my work has been developed and produced regionally and nationally with diverse theatre partners including Hampstead Theatre, the National Theatre Studio, the Royal Court, Theatre 503, the Mercury Theatre and Graeae. Recent work includes my 5 star sell out show ‘Silence’ which was on national tour in 2018 and my radio debut as co-writer for Radio’ 4’s Christmas Classic adaptation ‘Amy Dorrit’ in 2019.

My work has been longlisted for national competitions, (Verity Bargate, Bruntwood, Papa Tango) and my play ‘Hidden’ was runner up for the Mercury Prize 2016. I’ve been on attachment to Graeae, a member of the Royal Court National writers’ group, and am Associate Artist at the Mercury. I'm currently associate artist at the Mercury Theatre. I currently have work in development with Graeae Theatre, the Mercury Theatre, the New Wolsey and the Marlowe Theatre. I recently completed a BBC Writersroom Access Group and am developing my 1st TV script.

East Anglia



STAGE

Davy’s Day, (Slammers), Mercury Theatre, 2004

Aftermath, dis:play production, Mercury Theatre, 2006

Peapickers, Eastern Angles Touring Production, 2006

Freedoms of the Forest, Menagerie, 2008

Japanese Stories, dis:play production, Mercury Theatre, 2008

Hurt, Footprints community theatre, 2008

Not so dead end, an audiotheque drama produced as part of a Menagerie/BBC collaboration, 2009

Dreamdance, Footprints community theatre, 2009

Camlodunum, presented monologue as part of Paines Plough’s ‘Come to Where I’m from’ tour, 2010

Standpoint: Jumped up Theatre. Readings presented at Pulse festival & Quay Theatre, 2010.

Birth Date: Nabakov commission for a short duologue as part of their The Best Years of Your Life production at HighTide festival and Watford Palace Theatre, 2012

Tu I Teraz (Here and Now): Hampstead Downstairs, Nuffield, Mercury Theatre, 2012/2013

CASH!, Mercury Theatre, 2013

Tattooed Under Your Skin, part of ‘Acts of Defiance’ festival, Theatre 503, 2016

HIDDEN, Oxford Playhouse, Marlowe, Mercury, 2017

Guesthouse, Eastern Angles Theatre Company, 2018

Silence, Mercury Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Liverpool Unity and on national tour, 2019

Late to the Party, Mercury Theatre community engagement commission, 2019

Behind Doors, Mercury online festival, 2020

Look  Me In The Eye Menagerie Theatre Commission for diversity training, 2020

 

RADIO

Amy Dorritt, commission for Radio 4 Christmas Classic adaptation slot, 2018/2019

Film, Radio, Television, Theatre

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