Hannah Silva is a writer and theatre-maker whose work often starts from a playful interrogation of language, voice and form. As a poet she has performed at the Tokyo Design Centre, Krikri International Festival of Polyphony in Belgium, Poetry Hearings in Berlin and throughout the UK.Her work for theatre includes the solo show Opposition, a play for a large cast of teenage girls, Orchid, and The Disappearance of Sadie Jones. She has written for radio and regularly appears on BBC Radio 3. Her latest play, Gagged, was a runner-up in the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. She is an associate lecturer in poetry and playwriting at Birkbeck College, University of London.