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Keith Saha

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Keith Saha is a writer and Co-CEO/Artistic Director of the award winning 20 Stories High Theatre Company based in Liverpool.

 

Keith’s first spec was picked up for development following a Sky table read. He also joined the writers room for a project developed by Jude Law’s Riff Raff. And has had several projects in development from gritty TV dramas to children’s animation.

 

Keith's recent projects include HIGH TIMES AND DIRTY MONSTERS a co-production with Graeae, Leeds 2023, Everyman Playhouse. A State of the Nation Hip-Hop Theatre show with deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent artists.

 

Keith's writing is often researched and developed with culturally diverse working-class young adults and wider communities who have important stories to tell and share some of his own experiences. He has also focused on writing and developing a wide variety of plays using different forms – rap, spoken word, verbatim theatre as well as pioneering the form of Hip-Hop Theatre with Puppetry and Mask.

 

In 2010, he was awarded The Brian Way Award for the UK’s Best New Play for Young People for his play GHOST BOY, a co-production with Contact and Birmingham Rep which championed this form. His play THE BROKE ‘N’ BEAT COLLECTIVE won the young critics’ award at ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL 2016. In 2021 he was named as one of the STAGE 100 and also won the Achates Prize both recognising his doorstep theatre show KNOCKING ON made during lockdown, and more TOUCHY won an Offie/Oncom Award for digital work also made during the period. And HIGH TIMES and DIRTY MONSTERS recently won two Offie Awards in 2023 for access and touring work.

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