Zoe Cooper

Playwright
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Biography

Zoe is a playwright and theatre practitioner. She is currently completing a PhD at Newcastle University, where she also lectures on drama. Zoe took the M Phil in Playwriting at the University of Birmingham and was on the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. She worked as literary assistant at Hampstead Theatre and her plays Nativities and Petrification were developed and produced at Live Theatre in 2012 and 2016 respectively.

CV

Theatre

Writer

Producer Farnham Maltings & Orange Tree Theatre
Director Derek Bond
 

Commission from Old Vic New Voices as part of their TS Eliot Exchange project. 

Orange Tree Theatre
 
Director Mark Maughan
 

A play that centres around questions of homeland, memory and identity as two brothers meet in Gateshead after years apart

Developed for Telltale Theatre Co, Northern Stage and Live Theatre
 
Director Ruth Johnson
 

Stage adaptation of Simon Bartram's children's picture book. 

UK Tour
 
 

A play about a grieving family that has to come to terms with death and each other's life choices

Commission from Live Theatre
 
 
If you hold your breath will everything go back to how it was?
In development with Oval House Theatre
 
Director Max Roberts
Starring
  • Chris Connel
  • Melanie Hill
  • Sam Neale
  • Laura Norton
  •  
    New play about how little we really know each other
    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Director Jane Fallowfield
     

    Adaptation of an August Strindberg play

    National Theatre Studio
     
     
    Oval House
     
    Director Steve Marmion & MAx Roberts
    Starring
  • Tobi Bakare
  • Laura Elphinstone
  • Rufus Hound
  • Pamela Miles
  •  
    Part of a project of different writers showing their vision of a perfect world
    Soho Theatre/Live Theatre
     
    Director Lisa Blair
     
    Royal Shakespeare Company
     
     
    Theatre 503
     
     
    Full-length play about environmental protest and what people are prepared to lose
     
     
    Short play about celebrity
    Theatre 503
     
     
    Rapid-response piece
    Theatre 503
     

    Film

    Writer

     

    Feature film for Creative England's iWrite scheme