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Joana Nastari

About Joana Nastari

Joana is a writer and practising intimacy coordinator. She peaks and writes fluent Brazilian Portuguese.

Writing for Audio

WORK (with Soundworlds)
BBC Audio Drama Awards 2023 – Best Podcast Audio Drama Finalist


Writing for Television

UNTITLED COMEDY DRAMA with Chloe Petts
New series in development with comedian Chloe Petts
Avalon Productions 2023

NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DEVELOPMENT
with Temi Wilkey & Travis Alabanza 2023

UNTITLED SCRIPT COMMISSION
Original series in development
Emanata Studios

NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DEVELOPMENT
Moonage Pictures

CULPRITS
Writers room for Disney Star

 

Writing for Theatre

Joana’s work about strip clubs, psychedelic drugs and matriarchal Brazilian families has been described as “bitingly observant… beautifully chaotic, poetic & political”, and her multi-award winning hit debut play Fuck You Pay Me brought stripper-stigma into the mainstream media.

Brixton House Theatre Artistic Associate 2019-21

FUCK YOU PAY ME

“This play… is taking the world by storm” – ELLE Magazine

A stigma-smashing whirlwind of comedy, poetry, music and storytelling.
Published by Oberon Books in 2019

Sell out runs at:

The Bunker Theatre, SE1

Arcola Theatre Main House (headlining CASA Theatre festival).

Brainchild Festival, Platform Southwark, Vault Festival, Edinburgh Festival Assembly Rooms, Rich Mix London.

Awards:

Nominated for Off West End “IDEA” Award 2020

Winner of Wiltons Music Hall Edinburgh Fringe Festival Award 2018
Winner of People’s Choice Award, Vault Festival 2018
Winner of Sexual Freedom Award 2018

 

50 WAYS to KILL A SLUG (workshop)

with Andrea Spisto

Developed for Wmn Srsly at The Yard Theatre

AMAZONIAN SWEAT LODGE
A fusion of songs and ceremony exploring shopping and spirituality.

Winner of CASA & Ovalhouse First Bites Commission 2018


As Dramaturg

MY UNCLE IS NOT PABLO ESCOBAR

Brixton House 2023
By the London Latinx activists of the Advocacy Academy

THE WAR INSIDE

Albany Theatre 2023

By Camille Dawson

 

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • UNTITLED COMEDY DRAMA
    • Avalon Productions
    • with Chloe Petts New series in development with comedian Chloe Petts
    • NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DEVELOPMENT
    • See-Saw Films
    • with Temi Wilkey & Travis Alabanza
    • NEW ORIGINAL SERIES DEVELOPMENT
    • Emanata Studios
    • NEW ORIGINAL SERIES
    • Moonage Pictures

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • CULPRITS
    • Disney
    • Writers room

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • FUCK YOU PAY ME
    • The Bunker Theatre/Arcola Theatre Main House (headlining CASA Theatre festival). Brainchild Festival, Platform Southwark, Vault Festival, Edinburgh Festival Assembly Rooms, Rich Mix London
    • 50 WAYS TO KILL A SLUG
    • Developed for Wmn Srsly at The Yard Theatre
    • AMAZONIAN SWEAT LODGE
    • A fusion of songs and ceremony exploring shopping and spirituality. Winner of CASA & Ovalhouse First Bites Commission 2018
    • MY UNCLE IS NOT PABLO ESCOBAR
    • Brixton House
    • Dramaturg
    • THE WAR INSIDE
    • Albany Theatre
    • By Camille Dawson

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • Best Podcast Audio Drama Finalist