Jaisal is a poet, playwright and musician from London. A graduate of the University of Manchester, with a BA (Hons) degree in English Literature, he is a founding member of the WYMPA poetry collective. Previous work includes: WYMPA’s The Contested Works and short film Kids. Current work in development at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School includes: Dogman – a radio play about a middle aged man who swaps bodies with the family dog – Drink Up Your Empty Selves – a stage play following a group of Peckham residents who blockade themselves inside their local pub, taking a stand against the trends of social and economic change sweeping the capital, and another stage play, One Night A Stranger Came A’Knocking, a black comedy meets ghost story about a family in rural Ireland. Jaisal has a particular interest in writing about identity, multiculturalism and stories related to the Indian and Irish diasporas.
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