THIS IS SITE WILL HAVE THE THOUGHTS AND SOME ENCOUNTERS OF MY CREATIVE LIFE…THE LENS I SEE THE WORLD THROUGH…YOU’LL FIND MOST OF THAT IS IN THE BLOG SECTION…..(EVERYTHING ELSE IS ME TRYING TO REMEMBER TO GIVE UPDATES TO SHOW THE WORLD I’M PROFESSIONAL – that’s northern humour by the way)
“LIGHTNESS IN MY STEPS IS HOW I WILL TRY WALK THE EARTH…BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE AROUND ME (AT TIMES) WILL ALWAYS WANT TO BE BANGING AND SCREAMING”
“EVERYTHING IS CREATED IS JUST WAITING TO BE FOUND”
Yusra Warsama is a performance poet, actor, writer and theatre practitioner, her passions lie in creating work through play and exploration of life experiences in world we live in. Past, present and future work takes many forms, from her developing a one woman show which uses spoken word, storytelling, live art and physical expression, to ‘Grace’ (05) and ‘Make – Believe’ (09) with Quarantine, which looks at exploring theatre without focus on characters but the one to one relationship between performer and audience.
Yusra began her theater career at The Contact Theatre, Manchester, whilst studying (BA HONS) Criminology & Sociology, from there she worked alongside national and international artists and companies such as Morganics, Sista Native, Lemn Sissay, Victoria- Belgium, Afro-Reggae – Brazil, and a host more through the many art projects.
Major collaborative work includes Don Lett’s ‘Speakers Corner’ this was a spoken word theatre piece along side artists such as rapper Skinnyman and Mad Flow, to commemorate the abolition of slavery.
Yusra is currently writing a play for the Brimingham Repertory Theatre with two other writers, and filming her first international feature.
“Yusra is potential personified, she has he ability to be a significant figure on the U.K. and International poetry scene,
Her understanding of the human condition is pinpointed by her fearless politics”
– Benji Reid
“I’ve worked with Yusra Warsama when she performed in ‘Grace’ and acted as her mentor on her Future Fires project. We’re about to start rehearsals on ‘Make-Believe’, which will see Yusra performing along side her partner Marcus and her 2 year old son Jeziel,
Yusra is a remarkable performer incapable of dishonesty, hugely intelligent and aware and open about her contradictions.
She’s growing into one of the most interesting artists in the city- finding her own language to describe her rich and complex worldview. Yusra in impossible to pigeonhole, and that can only be a good thing”
– Richard Gregory, Quarantine