Our Emerging Writers’ Group (EWG) is in its seventh year with a new intake of six writers.

Meet Nicole, Georgia, Dilan, Lydia, Jilly and Diyan. There’s so much to say about our new Emerging Writers’ Group that we’ve asked them to introduce themselves along with their favourite piece of writing

Nicole Acquah is a multi-disciplinary storyteller, working as a playwright, dramaturg and performer. Nicole was shortlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Playwriting.

Georgia Green is a writer and theatre director from North London. She sometimes writes about reconciling her Ashkenazi Jewish heritage with her Britishness, sometimes about grief and sometimes about joy. She writes about people, their little victories and losses, to tell big stories about the world.


Dilan Raithatha graduated in Acting from the Arts University Bournemouth and after returning home to Leicester, decided to write his first full length script, Little India, which won the Masterclass Pitch Your Play Award. Dilan has also written a selection of monologues that will be published in Hear Me Now: Volume 2 in association with Tamasha Theatre.


Lydia Sabatini is a writer originally from Essex and now based in West London. She was shortlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Playwriting and is studying for an MA in Writing for Stage & Broadcast Media at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


Jilly Sumsion is a Northern female writer from a working-class background. Jilly’s writing is inspired by real people, lesser-heard voices and her hometown of Barnsley. She is passionate about Disability rights and interested in Deaf culture especially the art of Sign Singing.


Diyan Zora is an Iraqi born London based theatre director and writer. She was the 2021 recipient of the Genesis Future Director’s Award at the Young Vic, where she directed Klippies by Jessica Sian.

Find out more about our Emerging Writers’ Group programme here.

EWG is possible thanks to the support of Wychwood Media