PLAYWRIGHTS HIVE WRITER PROFILES:
We have 24 incredible writers on the Playwrights Hive in 2021, the debut year of our flagship new writing programme. Find out more about the writers by hovering over their images below (not available in mobile view) to see their biographies. If you wish to contact any of the Hive writers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward your enquiry to the writer.
Georgie Bailey is a working-class Playwright, Poet, Dramaturg and Producer. He is an alumnus of Soho Theatre, HighTide Theatre and Papatango’s respective writer development schemes as well as a recent graduate from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s Dramatic Writing MA. Georgie is currently on attachment to the Oxford Playhouse Playmaker scheme whilst developing a variety of visual art, film and digital projects. Currently, Georgie is the Literary Projects Manager for London Playwrights Workshop, as well as Artistic Director of award-winning multi-arts company ChewBoy Productions; an Associate Company of the Lion and Unicorn Theatre and Living Records Festival. Alongside writing and producing, Georgie has worked in Digital Marketing, Workshop facilitation and script consultancy, for organisations such as Chichester Festival Theatre, The Space and Salamander Street Publishing whilst facilitating creative writing schemes for people of all ages. His works have been seen at venues such as Chichester Festival Theatre, Rose Theatre Kingston, Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Tristan Bates, Whirled Cinema and Hen and Chickens.
Rachel Causer is a writer and performer who trained at Mountview, where she is now a creative tutor, and has completed writing courses at Theatre 503, The Arcola and The Criterion Writing Group 2019/2020. She is the founder of Scatterjam Theatre and an associate writer with FluxGym. Recent writing credits include: Stalemate (Emerge - The Bunker Theatre & Pleasance Theatre RW), Lippy (Putney Arches & The Warren, Brighton – shortlist Best Newcomer), When It Happens (Tristan Bates Theatre, Offie Nominated) and Please, Feel Free to Share (Tristan Bates Theatre & Pleasance Courtyard 2021).
Mark Fenton is a writer, director and sound designer based in Birmingham. Drawing inspiration from music, random thoughts whilst doing the dishes and tipsy chats with friends, Mark tries to write plays that feel imaginative, cathartic and honest, and that make people feel a little less alone.
Ella is a writer, dramaturg and one-time shopping centre elf from Birmingham. She has had 3 plays performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including her irreverent take on a classic piece of eighteenth-century erotica, as well as dramaturging work for the OSO Arts Centre and the Brighton Fringe. She was a winner of The Popelei Seed Commission 2020. Her work examines the uncomfortable relationship between women and power, whether in a rural Alabaman churchyard or a regency ballroom.
Nina is an actor and writer who graduated from the Brit School, and theatre credits include The Globe and The Novello Theatre. Having participated in the Hackney Empire writers course and accepted onto the Royal Court writers group; Nina is currently under commission to Boundless Theatre for Season 2 of their audio drama Radio Elusia. As part of the writers room, she is writing two episodes for the series, which will be available on Spotify.
Chloe has worked as a theatre maker in London, South Africa and Zimbabwe. She has an honours degree in Theatre and Performance (Theatre Making) from the University of Cape Town and now lives and works in London. Chloe is an alumna of the Lincoln Centre Theatre Directors Lab in New York. Chloe has worked predominantly as a director, devising work with a company of actors. She is passionate about new writing and is excited by the challenge to write something on her own.
Jamie trained at The Poor School in the mid-nineties, working as an actor for several years. Since returning to the creative world as a playwright at 40 years old, Jamie has written, produced and directed 4 sell-out plays: A Fight At The Opera (Etcetera Theatre, 2014), Skewed Judgement (White Bear Theatre, 2017), Four Loyalty Cards (Tristan Bates Theatre, 2018) and the OFFIE-awarded Museum Pieces (Tristan Bates Theatre, 2019). After living in London for many years, Jamie has made the very recent move to Herne Bay, Kent.
Joe is a Welsh playwright from Bridgend who graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2017 after receiving the Gareth Jones Scholarship. His first play, Five Green Bottles debuted at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff in 2019. In 2020, he won Raze the Space’s International Playwright Festival for his monologue Chandler’s Forehead and his radio play Mickey’s Dog is a Plutocrat was produced by Uproar Theatre, Ipswich. Most recently, he completed his MA in Creative Writing.
I am a writer and facilitator from Port Talbot. I wrote my first play in 2013, and haven’t looked back. After graduating in 2019 from the BA Scriptwriting degree at the University of South Wales in Cardiff, I’m currently developing my first play ‘Chasing Rainbows’ with Pontardawe Arts Centre. I make work with strong characters at its heart, particularly aimed at young people. Having cerebral palsy, writing complex, flawed disabled characters is something that is integral to my work. As a Welsh speaker, identity is a key aspect of my writing, along with principles of access and inclusivity.
Alice Flynn (a.k.a. Flynn) is a playwright, performer and theatremaker from Reading who loves everything weird, wonderful, and just a touch spooky. Having previously worked with Broken Silence through the writer-in-residence programme, Flynn is back at it again with a new story and a new excuse to dive back down the rabbit hole. Alongside co-founder Alice Robb, Flynn makes up half of Dogmouth Theatre, a riot-grrl inspired company dedicated to embracing feminine rage. As a writer, Flynn is particularly interested in exploring issues around mental illness and personality disorders, bisexuality, and true crime.
G.R Greer is a gay Scottish playwright and screenwriter who was born in rural Stranraer but now resides in Glasgow G.R graduated from Queen Margaret University’s BA (Hons) Drama and Performance course with a First-Class Honours Degree in 2016. The same year he began his MLitt in Writing for Performance at The University of St Andrews where he graduated in December 2017. G.R’s writing often explores the darkest parts of the human psyche and the human experience. Delving into how taboo subjects are received and viewed in the 21st century.
Raised in Vienna by Turkish-Canadian parents, Aaron is a writer-director, currently based in London. He was shortlisted for the 2020 Theatre 503 International Playwriting Prize and won the 2019 Methuen Drama/Marlowe Society Prize for Playwriting. Aaron is a member of the Royal Court Young Agitators and an Emerging Writer at the London Library.
Mariam Mathew has lived in 4 countries and worked as an educator in 3 different regions of the world. She has the audacity to believe that writing is a skill that can be developed and so, just as she is a voracious theatre patron, she is a rabid playwriting course taker. Her hope is to learn enough of the skills of playwriting and dramaturgy to create a full play that takes wing on a stage somewhere in the world.
I’m an actor and writer from Brighton. My dad’s a comic artist, so growing up I would read a lot of comics and manga which is probably where a love of storytelling started. I am also lucky enough to have trained in acting at LIPA in Liverpool. Here my passion for building character and drama has grown and grown. I’m also obsessed with ancient myths (I’m a bit sad), have a love of dark comedy and magic realism in theatre, so I’m looking forward to creating new stories in this style!
Vicky Richards is a writer and editor originally from Shropshire but now living in London. She has had short plays produced by Theatre 503, Encompass Productions, and Show Face Festival among others, and has also had both short stories and satirical articles published. She likes to write about almost everything – from science and technology to folklore and fantasy – and is currently developing a play about time travel and friendship. She is also working on a children’s novel (because can you ever really have too many projects on the go?).
Chris is an actor-writer and East 15 graduate. While at drama school he wrote and performed a short one man show The Other Side as part of his MA project. After graduation he co founded the group Spit n Polish and performed his one man play as part of a series or short plays named Why That And Not This at The Hope Theatre in 2015. In 2017 his first full play The Box was produced at The White Bear Theatre.