Clarissa Widya grew up in The Netherlands before moving to the UK and graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a MA in Advanced Theatre Practice.
After graduating from the Unheard Voices writing group of the Royal Court theatre, she co-founded Papergang Theatre to support British East Asian new writing. With her partner Simon Ly, Clarissa organises writing workshops and readings of new work.
Through Papergang Theatre, Clarissa developed her producing skills, becoming an associate producer of Francis Turnly's "Harajuku Girls" at the Finborough Theatre (2015) and a short London tour of "I'm Just Here to Buy Soysauce" by Jingan Young (2016). She also produced several readings and showcases that were performed at The Hospital Club, The Bush Theatre and the Tristan Bates Theatre.
Clarissa is interested in diversifying her work and recently produced Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab's "Home is Where..." at the Rich Mix. She is looking to work on projects of diverse work that reflect our modern multi-cultural society.
Twitter: @Clarissa_Widya and @PapergangTC
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