PAULA DAVID
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I have written four plays for stage, one for screen and several short plays and sketches.

Sons of Blighty

A play that explored the journey of the Black British Male from the 1960s to the present day. 

Losing Sight of Home!

Much has been written about the Wind Rush experience. The experiences of Caribbeans who arrived during the
decades after, and second generation British Caribbeans have not been fully explored.
With arts council funding I was able to interview Carribeans who arrived in Waltham Forest in the 1950s and 1960s and also their children born and raised in the UK. The play explores identity, racism, loyalty and the meaning of home.


Stories of Migration

Waltham Forest Libraies and Museums commissioned me to write a set of monologues to show a true picture of what is was like for Caribbeans who came to the UK in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s.
I interviewed eight Caribbeans  and used their stories to create four characters. 
Tickets were sold out five days before the performance and the feedback from the audience in the question and answer session was full of very positive feedback.

I am now in the process of looking for further funding to repeat the project on a bigger scale. Watch this space for further updates!


Second Chance

My first play Second Chance won third prize in the Newham Playwright of the year 2009.
Second Chance had a rehearsed reading in July 2010 at Stratford Circus.

Millicent and Violet became foster sister in their early teens when Violet's mother welcomed Millicent into their home. The secrets about why Millicent was fostered and what the connection was between them only began to come to light after their mother passed away. The journey of revelation will either bring them closer together or blow them apart.

Malachi

Malachi has had two rehearsed readings. The first at Brockley Jack Theatre June 2010. The Second at Stratford Theatre October 2010.

Malachi is a story of a mixed race 19year old who stradles the world of street culture and gang life and the middle class world of his once astranged father. Will he be forced to choose. This is a story of loyalty betrayal and identity.

Helen's Help

Helen's Help has had a partial rehearsed reading at Jackson Lane studio Theatre july 2010.
Helen's help is the story of teenage pregnancy, single parentng and the psychological affects of abuse. A moving story of a mother in denial and a daughter in turmoil.


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