Georgia Affonso

Writer

Georgia Affonso is a writer and theatre maker who specialises in comedy. She co-manages No Door Theatre, a company producing work that champions female voices. No Door Theatre has produced scratch nights, and multiple productions in Manchester, Edinburgh Fringe and most recently in Oxford.

Georgia is the writer and director of RUNWAY which was recently debuted by No Door Theatre at the Oxford Playhouse (BT Studio) as part of Offbeat Festival to a sell-out audience, it will tour to Southwark Playhouse in October. RUNWAY was longlisted for Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2018 and the Alfred Bradley Award (BBC).

Georgia is one of ten writers selected for Northern Voices, a development scheme as part of BBC Writersroom.

She was the first Associate Young Writer for Northern Broadsides and wrote FROM THE ASHES a project linking BTEC students from Calderdale College to Northern Broadsides’ production of Hard Times. In 2017 Georgia wrote HORNSEA for Here and Now, a commission for Lit UP as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 in collaboration with playwright John Godber and two young playwrights which toured libraries and arts centres in the East Riding.

In 2016, Georgia was selected for The Writing Squad, an Arts Council Portfolio programme supporting young writers based in the North of England.

No Door Theatre produced Georgia’s first play FORGIVE-ME-NOT at Zifferblat Edge St, in December 2016.

Georgia frequently collaborates with composer Sophie Sully to write spoken word and theatre with music. Recently they have produced: CHRISTMAS’ STORY and SALT FIEND for No Dice Collective, THREE POEMS BY AN ANGRY BIRD for Collective31, STICK-STOCK-STONE DEAD for Manchester University Music Society’s Estival and DORA produced by Manchester Contemporary Youth Opera.

Georgia is currently developing a new play INCUBATOR which received a week of R&D at HOME, Manchester in July 2019.