Monsay Whitney

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Come To Where I'm From




The son of an Irish traveller reflects upon his upbringing in 1980's Finsbury Park - the social laws and behaviours he learned as a child and spent his adult life trying to unlearn. 


Monsay grew up in North London and studied at a local comprehensive school. She graduated from St. Mary's University in 2009 with a degree in Drama and Performance.

In 2007, she embarked on an acting career when she landed the role of Marie in YARD GAL, and she took up writing in 2012, after taking part in the Lyric Young Writers class. She is currently living in London with her daughter.

As well as being developed and shown by and at the Lyric Hammersmith, her play Hand to Mouth was chosen by Simon Stephens as part of Theatre 503's 'Playwright Presents' scheme.

She is playwright associate artist for Nabokov.