Nouveau Riche Residency

with Nouveau Riche (Sarah Jordan Verghese and Ryan Calais Cameron)

This performance has taken place in the past

Nouveau Riche’s three-day residency will focus on creating work for the current climate, writing from and about personal experiences, and the ins and outs of self-producing small-scale productions. The residency will cover the creation of new work from the perspectives of writers, directors and theatre-makers and will delve into the process of pitching your work to venues. To conclude the residency, Nouveau Riche’s Artistic Director and critically acclaimed writer, director and theatre-maker Ryan Calais Cameron will join on zoom for a Q&A.

Ryan’s most recent play, For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy, took ten years to develop before storming the West End. Ryan will share his experiences creating this show and then open the floor to questions.

This residency is designed for early-mid career artists interested in creating and producing new work in response to our changing modern landscape and getting that work on stage.

At Tron Creative, we are aware that we need to do better when it comes to creating diverse spaces. Therefore, half of the places on the Nouveau Riche residency will be reserved for artists of the Global Majority and offered either at a subsidised or free rate depending on the artist’s circumstances. Bursary places are still available – please fill out this short online formif you are interested in booking in.

Nouveau Riche is a multi-award-winning creative movement, making art that has the power and potential to change lives. Their objective is to discover, nurture and produce unique stories with a keen scope on work that is both educational and entertaining. They have set out to create and nurture new writing that is thought-provoking, challenging and culturally inclusive. The most common theme in their work is that they tend to depart from traditional Western storytelling, experimenting with fresh, contemporary, and unconventional methods. Their mission is to programme shows and events of the highest possible quality and to develop new ways of engaging audiences and artists. They aim to entertain, to challenge and to delight; to create lasting memories and to inspire other artistic journeys.

Nouveau Riche received the Off West End Award 2020 for Best Performance Piece and both the Edinburgh Untapped Award plus The Stage Edinburgh Festival Award in 2018 for Queens of Sheba. All six performers in For Black Boys… won Best Performer in a Play at the Debut Stage Awards 2022.


Sarah Jordan Verghese is a South Asian Producer creating community-focused theatre which aims to effect positive change to our society. She is excited by work that is culturally and political relevant, engages new audiences and is widely accessible. She is currently the Producer at Nouveau Riche and Community Producer at Zoo Co. Her independent projects include How to Build a Wax Figure, Pleasance 2022, Fester Camden Fringe Festival 2021, and Every Sinner has a Future.

Ryan Calais Cameron is an award-winning writer, actor and theatre-maker. For Nouveau Riche Ryan has written Queens of Sheba (co-written with Jessica Hagan) and Typical (starring Richard Blackwood), sell-out hits at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 and 2019 respectively, winning The Stage Edinburgh Fringe Award. He is an alumnus of the Royal Court writer’s Supergroup and the Soho writers’ group. Ryan is under commission to the Royal Court Theatre and has a number of projects in development with theatre and television.

No performances are currently available.
Nouveau Riche Residency