Fizzy Sherbet play reading January 2017
Sue Healy is a full-time Lecturer in Creative Writing and Publishing at the University of Lincoln; she has a PhD in modern theatre history (Royal Court Theatre) and serves as Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre, London. Sue is also an award-winning writer and playwright. In 2018, her play Imaginationship had a sold-out, extended run at the Finborough Theatre, London and showed later at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. Sue’s work has been supported and developed by Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, MGCfutures and Arts Council England. She has been named a 2020 Hawthornden Castle Fellow. Sue is Regional Editor (Ireland) of TheTheatreTimes.com.
HE'S NOT THERE
Jodi Gray is a multi-award-winning playwright and screenwriter. She has worked extensively in drama schools, including the Royal Central School of Drama and Oxford School of Drama, and with theatre companies Outbox Theatre, Vanner Collective and Living Record. She is published by Nick Hern Books. She was shortlisted for the 2019 Stewart Parker Trust Award for Peep.
Plays include Thrown (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, Winner of the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence; VAULT Festival 2019; Brighton Fringe 2019; published by Nick Hern Books); Big Bad (VAULT Festival 2018, Winner of the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work, and London Horror Festival 2018); Peep (Bewley’s Theatre Café, Dublin, February 2018; shortlisted for the Stewart Parker Trust Award and published by Nick Hern Books); Like I Care (ArtsEd); Shudder, How to Find Us and Spent (Oxford School of Drama at Soho Theatre); Affection, hookup, You Could Move, Reach Out and Touch Me, The Front Room and SSA (all Outbox Theatre Company, in London and on tour).
She has also written the short films Broken Meats (dir. Sam Phillips); and Sidetracked (dir. Freddie Hall; nominated for Best Writer at Underwire Festival 2015).
Frances Bushe is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme and has had her plays developed by The Roundhouse, Ovalhouse Theatre, Theatre503, BBC Writersroom and the National Theatre Studios. Her first full-length play The Site won the Hampstead Theatre 'Write a Play' competition and went on to be performed at the Roundhouse. She writes and performs with award-nominated sketch comedy group 'Kitten Killers'. Visit Fran Bushe – Writer, comedian, performer for fun videos or tweet @franbushe if you enjoyed her play.
Maud is a writer and director. Her most recent play Acorn (2 OFFIE nominated) showed at the Courtyard Theatre this October, where her first play Blue Moon was performed last year. She has had several short plays performed including Cake at the Cockpit Theatre and Tristan Bates Theatre, Selkie at the Southwark Playhouse and a condensed version of Blue Moon at the Arcola. She has also written a short film, Nightingale, which is currently in production.
Katharine is a junior doctor and new mother. This is her first piece of writing to be presented publicly.
THE WEAKER SEX
Charlie's first plays - a contemporary Jekyll & Hyde and Nerve - toured in rep across the South East of England in the Autumn of 2016, produced by Reverend Productions. Set in the same apartment block, the interrelated shows encouraged debate on contemporary issues relating to addiction and morality. Charlie is a supported artist of the Greenwich Theatre and a writer on attachment at the Oxford Playhouse where she is developing The Weaker Sex into a two-act play. Her musical comedy act, Witt'n'Camp, for which she writes and performs, is premiering at the VAULT Festival in February 2017. Twitter @ReverendTheatre @WittnCamp
STARGIRL & THE LITTLE GREEN MEN
Sarah Curwen loves ensemble, devised and physical theatre and hopes to conjure the same kind of magic in her scripts. Her plays have been produced by Theatre West in Bristol (Eggshell Blues 2006), Engage at Bath Theatre Royal (Lockdown 2013; Salween, 2011) and most recently Rapscallion Theatre Company at the Bath Fringe (Dawn of the Silent Spring 2016)