Four Questions with REP Foundry artist, Manjeet Mann
Writer Manjeet Mann is from Walsall and is one of this year's REP Foundry artists.
What made you first want to write plays?
Frustration mainly. I could either sit and complain about the lack of diversity and opportunities for women in the industry, or I could do something about it. Writing is my way of changing the conversation.
What excites you most about being a REP Foundry artist?
So many things! Essentially the REP's Foundry scheme is a rare and unique opportunity where artists will have the time, space and resources to have their work put on its feet. I'm also excited by the prospect of having access to many talented individuals and industry experts.
If you could collaborate with anyone (past or present) who would it be, and why?
I've always wanted to work with Complicite since discovering them during my A'levels. They find the extraordinary in the simple, they are constantly pushing boundaries of theatre working across all genres and forever evolving. They are nothing short of genius.
Who or what in theatre inspires you most?
Theatre makers inspire me the most. Seeing artists putting on their own work gave me the confidence to do the same. In particular Bryony Kimmings, Caroline Horton and Joseph Coelho are theatre makers that have been a huge inspiration for that very reason.
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