“The more specific you are, the more universal you can be.”
Playwright Tanika Gupta discusses her writing process, inspiration and passion for adapting Meera Syal’s semi-autobiographical novel, Anita and Me, as well as exploring her career progression from radio dramas to stage plays.
Gupta also considers how her upbringing helped understand the themes and characters of Syal’s work, highlights the importance of creating big moments for big theatrical spaces, and expresses how the use of comedy provides further dramatic effect when preceding tragedy.
Contains offensive language.
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