Tim Cowbury

Playwright

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Biography

Tim is a writer and theatre-maker. He is co-founder of Made In China where he has created several acclaimed works including 2015’s Tonight I’m Gonna Be The New Me (Soho Theatre). Made In China’s work has been commissioned by National Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre and Battersea Arts Centre and performed across the UK, in Europe and USA.

Tim’s solo work has been staged at Young Vic, Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre and The Public Theater (NYC), and developed at the National Theatre Studio. He has recently collaborated with theatre-makers ThickSkin, Barnaby Stone and Nick Walker, and is currently developing a new play supported by Old Vic New Voices/Shoreditch Town Hall. 

Tim leads courses and workshops at theatres and universities across the UK, and has an MA in Writing For Performance from Goldsmiths University (Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship).

CV

Theatre

Writer

Producer Young Vic Parallel Productions
 

A full-length response to Kafka's The Trial created with 16 young people.

 
Creator Tim Cowbury and Jessica Latowicki
Producer Made in China
 

A woman takes to the stage. A man watches from the wings. They both wonder if their love will survive what’s about to happen. Going on UK tour in 2016. 

Warwick Arts Centre / Soho Theatre
 
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
Starring
  • Christopher Brett-Bailey
  • Ira Brand
  • Jessica Latowicki
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    Show for Made in China exploring place, identity, violence and competition. Toured the UK. 

    BAC
     
    Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
     
    Commission for the National Theatre as part of its Inside Out Season
    National Theatre
     
    Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki, Chris Bailey and Tim Cowbury
    Producer Made in China
    Starring
  • Chris Bailey
  • Jessica Latowicki
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    A flat-out, unhinged and very normal performance about trying to connect: to the person next to you and to the unknown victim of a televised tragedy. Toured the UK. 
    National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre
     
    Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
    Producer Made in China
    Starring
  • Jessica Latowicki
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    Part installation, part theatre, a soft but unsettlingly dark performance about nightmares and dreamscapes, set in a bathtub full of milk
    Hull Truck Theatre
     
    Producer Tamasha/Mulberry School
     
    A short ensemble play for teenagers about growing up, taking responsibility...and dealing with vampires.
    Soho Theatre
     
    Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
    Producer Made In China
    Starring
  • Jessica Latowicki
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    A peripatetic piece about the attrition of violent relationships
    Shunt
     
     
    Short play
    Soho Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre
     
     
    Reaction piece to the play Little Gem by Elaine Murphy
    The Bush Theatre
     
     
    Part of the Biting the Big Apple season and exchange to New York
    Public Theatre, New York
     
    Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
    Producer Made in China
    Starring
  • Jessica Latowicki
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    Work developed at Shunt and performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2010 and La Mama in New York in 2011
    Shunt Vaults, Underbelly, La Mama and UK Tour
     
    Director Alice Lacey
    Starring
  • Oliver Hawes
  • Sarah Olaleye
  • Edward Rice
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    Old Vic 24 Hour Plays
     
     
    Telling and retelling tales of journeys abroad, what's the truth and what's fiction?
    Soho Theatre
     
     
    Developed through the young writers group
    Soho Theatre