Following on from the success of Quarter Life Crisis and BBW Yolanda was invited on attachments such as the Channel 4 Playwrights Award and Soho Theatre writers scheme.
She has written and directed a new audio Drama for BBC Radio 4 called Between Two Places. She is Choreographing her debut contemporary dance show in association with the place called Dance Body which will premier at Edinburgh Fringe 2022. Not only that but Yolanda is continuing to develop new projects.
Previous clients/collaborations have included: Channel 4, Soho Theatre, BBC, The Tate, Somerset House and The British Council.
Quarter Life Crisis
This ★★★★★ comedy/drama play is about the millennial angst of growing up before your time, or your young persons railcard expires is by Yolanda Mercy and published with Bloomsbury Books.It was also adapted for a special production on radio and broadcasted with BBC Radio 1xtra (aired 2nd April 2018).
Is Yolanda's debut writing project for TV. BBW aired on Channel 4 as an original single comedy/ drama by Yolanda Mercy, and explores life as a plus size woman trying to find her voice in a world where everyone thinks they know what is best for her. This piece secured Yolanda her first nominations at BAFTA , Broadcast Award and Writers Guild Awards. She also won the Edinburgh TV festival Debut writers award.
On The Edge Of Me
On The Edge of Me is an Award winning show which was created with the support of Soho theatre, The Rich Mix and Arts Council England. This thought provoking show, was Yolanda's debut production fusing live music, audience participation, spoken word and storytelling to explore mental health issues (Anxiety/Depression) and Graduate unemployment.