Amanda Wilkin is a playwright, actress and jazz and blues singer-songwriter from London. She wrote and performed Shedding a Skin at Soho Theatre, London, in 2021. In 2017 she was on the Royal Court and BBC London Writers’ Groups, and her first play, And I Dreamt I was Drowning, was developed as part of the Talawa Firsts Festival in 2018. She has since written and performed short pieces at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: The Little Sob, as part of Dark Night of the Soul in early 2019, and Bessie Coleman, about the first African American female pilot, as part of Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves in early 2020. She is under commission to Audible as part of their Emerging Playwrights Programme 2020 and to Headlong Theatre Company, where she is also Writer in Residence 2021/22. She is also part of the Young Women Opera Makers Aix-en Provence’s Opera residency 2021/22. Recent work includes the audio play Recognition about the nineteenth century’s famous mixed-race composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor for 45North Ltd/Ellie Keel Productions (released 2021).