Joe Harbot

Playwright and writer for films
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Biography

Playwright Joe Harbot wrote his first play, Gathered Dust and Dead Skin, when he was just fifteen.

Since then he graduated from the Royal Courts Young Writers Programme and written numerous plays, including The Boy on the Swing (Live Theatre and Arcola), Memories (Southwark Playhouse), as well as a short film, Linked, directed by Jeremy Herrin, which was produced in 2007.

In 2013, Joe's play Potholes had a short run at Theatre 503 and was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

CV

Theatre

Writer

Potholes
Longlisted: Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
Producer Made From Scratch
Director Mark Conway
Starring
  • David Blair
  • Peter Bourke
  • James Holmes
  • Katie Payne
  •  

    Play presented as part of LabFest at Theatre 503 about a man who works in road surfacing

    Theatre 503
     
    Producer Paines Plough
     

    Play Taking Steps/Walking commissioned as part of Come to Where I'm From project 

    Brewery Arts Centre
     
    Director Derek Bond
     

    One of six new plays in PLAYlist, short plays inspired by a song

    Theatre 503
     
    Producer Pentabus Theatre
    Director Kate Budgen
    Starring
  • Ged McKenna
  • Angela Bain
  • Elicia Daly
  • Oliver Mott
  • Charles Reston
  •  

    Play set in a village during the annual May Fair

    Latitude Festival
     
    Director Joe Murphy
     
    Play for Nabokov's Present: Tense 15 where playwrights and directors have one week to create a piece of work in response to the most important news story of the week
    Southwark Playhouse
     
    Director Tess Denman-Cleaver
    Starring
  • David House
  •  

    Play for one actor

    Forest Fringe
     
     
    Building Works Festival at Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Producer Live Theatre, Newcastle
    Director Jeremy Herrin & Joe Murphy
    Starring
  • Brian Lonsdale
  • Joe Caffrey
  • Jim Kitson
  • Chris Connel
  • Michael Gunn
  •  

    Play about a man working in a large corporation who is offered the chance to meet God

    Building Works Festival at Live Theatre, Newcastle & Arcola Theatre
     
    Director Jeremy Herrin
     

    Dark comedy about people trying to find love behind a mountain of paperwork

    Royal Court Theatre
     
    Director Deborah Bruce
     

    Produced as part of Bite Size Theatre

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     
    Director Jeremy Herrin
     

    Surreal look at the breakdown of a relationship

    Live Theatre, Newcastle
     

    Film

    Writer

    Linked
    Short
    Producer Margery Bone
    Director Jeremy Herrin
    Starring
  • Darren Howie
  • Paul Trussell
  • Charlotte Binns
  • Gez Casey
  •  

    Comedy about two men handcuffed together

    Bonafide Films