Realism and Representation

Aisha Zia explains how she moved from image editor to playwright, and how she came to be involved with site-specific, community-based theatre.

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‘I was influenced by Ntozake Shange’s seamless style and the choral element in Ted Hughes’ Oedipus. ‘

Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her children’s picturebooks and the eerie prescience of some of her illustrators, exploring fairytales in books and pantomime, and the real-life tragic roots of a dramatic work for Black Lives Matter.

Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her Dominican heritage, her Yorkshire upbringing, how her parents’ love of stories inspired her as a teller of tales, and how her career kicked off in multiple directions all at once.