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Leyla Josephine is a theatre maker and poet from Glasgow. She is a graduate of the Contemporary Performance Practice BA at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Leyla facilitates and creates theatre in different social contexts. She tends to make work from an autobiographical stance, choosing current and political stimuluses to explore. She believes that creating original and personal contemporary theatre can empower those who make it and the audience who watch it. In her work, she attempts to present new narratives and difficult questions in order to challenge the social structures we find ourselves within.

In 2013, she won The Avrom Greenbraum Players Award for her direction of an original piece ‘Break It’.

Leyla is also a writer and performance poet. She has performed all over the United Kingdom, and as far as Tokyo and New York. In 2014, she won ‘Rally and Broad’s Cultural Commonwealth Slam’ at The Tron Theatre in Glasgow & ‘Hammer and Tongue’s UK National Slam’ at The Royal Albert Hall in London. More recently she won ‘The Golden Gun’ at Bang Said The Gun London and ‘The Loud Poets’ Glasgow Slam in 2017. Her work has been published in Gutter Magazine, The High Flight fanzine and has two poems in a new collection called ‘Human’ out later this year.

Leyla is currently working on her first Edinburgh Fringe Show ‘Hopeless’.

You can find her videos on her Video page.

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