Yolanda Mercy
Fresh Ink: Hull Playwriting Festival 2024

Workshop: Writing for Self

Yolanda Mercy

Are you ready to write your own story and bring it to life on stage? Whether you’re a seasoned writer-performer or beginning your journey, “Writing for Self” is your invitation to deep dive into the heart of your creative expression.

Join BAFTA Nominee- Yolanda Mercy for an empowering, thought provoking and inspiring workshop designed for individuals of all levels, where you’ll have the opportunity to craft a piece that is uniquely yours, to be performed on stage.

In this immersive session, Yolanda will guide you through a series of well crafted writing exercises and explorations into carving out an idea, generating text for a script and ways into performing.

Whether you have a seed of an idea or a fully formed concept, this workshop will provide you with the tools and support to bring your vision to reality. This workshop is targeted at actors and writers with an interest in performing their own work.

About Yolanda Mercy 

Yolanda Mercy is a British Nigerian writer, performer, and director whose creative journey has taken her from the stages of London to the international screens of television and beyond. With a passion for storytelling that knows no bounds, Yolanda’s work has garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades. 

Her writing has been recognised with nominations for prestigious awards such as BAFTA, WGGB, and Broadcast Award, highlighting her craft narratives that captivate audiences. Additionally, Yolanda’s talents have earned her the esteemed Edinburgh TV Festival “New Voices Award”, Underbelly Untapped Award and Another Route fellowship. 

Mentored by industry luminaries like Anne Mensah through the BAFTA Mentoring Scheme, Yolanda has honed her skills and gained guidance from within the creative sphere. As an alumni of prolific fellowships including JMK mentoring, Soho Theatre Six, and Film4, Yolanda continues to build bridges and foster collaboration within the artistic community. 

Currently, Yolanda is crafting original projects for both screen and theatre. With her unique voice and boundless creativity, she invites audiences to join her on a journey of self-discovery and artistic expression.

More details on this workshop will be released soon.

Sun 21 July

Pier Street





You will be taken to the website of Hull Truck Theatre, who are managing sales, to book your tickets.

Sunday 21 July


For help booking tickets, please contact Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or boxoffice@hulltruck.co.uk.

Seating and Access

Unreserved Seating

Seating at Pier Street is unreserved, arranged in a relaxed layout with tables and chairs. If you need to sit in a particular place, such as close to the facilitator for lip-reading, please add a note to the access requirements box when prompted at checkout.

Essential Companions

A free, no-questions-asked additional ticket is available for any disabled audience member who requires an essential companion. To book, please order 2x standard tickets, then apply the essential companion discount code on the Event Summary ‘Basket’ page. This will then convert 1x standard ticket to a free one.

BSL Users

BSL-interpreter, Vicci Ackroyd, will be available to interpret this workshop. Please check the “BSL user” box at checkout when booking tickets and we will coordinate with Vicci, who will attend the event you have booked. Seating with the best view of Vicci will be reserved for BSL users.

Access Requiements

To reserve a wheelchair space, please book a standard ticket and add a note to the access requirements box at checkout.

For any other access requirements, please add a note to the access requirements box at checkout.

Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Producer: Middle Child. Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Sponsor: Wykeland Group. Fresh Ink Supporters: J F Brignall Charitable Trust. Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust. I Am Fund. Two Ridings Community Foundation. The Warren Youth Project. Hull Truck Theatre. Garrick Charitable Trust.