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Karis Halsall

About Karis Halsall


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Karis Halsall is a playwright, performance poet and a dramaturg.

In 2008 she graduated from The Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme and then swiftly went on to complete their Advanced ‘Invitation Only’ Group. In 2009 she was invited back by the theatre to take part in a writing collective (nicknamed the ‘Super Group’), as one of the ten young writers the Court feel will have an large impact on new writing in the coming years.



Her writing credits include Finelines (Hampstead Theatre Startnight, 2010), You Can’t Buy Toy Soldiers Anymore (The Old Red Lion, Barebones, 2010), The Phantom (Theatre 503, 2010), Terror Tales (Drywrite @ Hampstead Theatre, 2010), Do Us Part (For the Heat and Light Company @ the Hampstead, 2010), Rule Brutannia (Nabokov, Present Tense @ The Southwark Playhouse 2010), The Woman who Stops and Talks to Prostitutes (PLAYList @ Theatre503 2011) and The Killing Moon (Labfest, Theatre503 2011).



From 2011 - 2013 she was the Literary Assistant at the Bush Theatre and facilitated their search for new theatrical talent through managing the day to day running of the Literary department and Bushgreen.