Award-winning Playwright, Poet, Performer, and Educator.
Political scripts for people who don’t like politics.
Working class, part Honduran, part Jew London through and through.
Marika is an award-winning playwright with a background in spoken word poetry and performance.
Her work is informed and inspired by her mixed heritage and the voices of England. At the heart of her work is a desire to create the highest quality art for real social change.
Marika graduated (MA Cantab, BA hons) from Cambridge University.
She was a member of the Royal Court writers’ group and was Resident artist at the Round House London 2017-18.
Marika has written shows for venues such as Camden People’s Theatre, Shaftsbury Theatre Westend (for the NYT Gala), North wall Oxford, The Roundhouse, Bunker Theatre, Southwark Playhouse (for ALT show case) and Edinburgh Fringe 2019 where she won a Fringe First Award for her play E8 Directed by Ria Parry. Marika has performed poetry across the UK, at venues such as The Sky Garden, The Freud Museum, and The Royal Court, as part of the Open Court Festival.
As well as writing and performing Marika facilitates creative workshops and has worked for 6 years as head of drama in an alternative provision for excluded young people with complex behavioural needs in Hackney East London.