Paula Varjack

Paula Varjack is a writer, filmmaker and theatre maker. Her work explores identity, the unsaid, and making the invisible visible. She makes work across disciplines: performance, theatre, documentary and spoken word. Her most recent show, Show Me The Money, explores the reality of making a living as an artist in the UK, based on interviews with artists across the country, and her new book is Letters I Never Sent to You (Burning Eye, 2016). Varjack is the creator of the Anti-Slam, a satirical take on poetry slams in which the lowest score wins. She also facilitates workshops, using writing prompts and drama games to unblock creativity. Born in Washington D.C. to a Ghanaian mother and a British father, of the many places she has lived she considers east London to be “home”.

Photo: Nikolas Louka