Tim Cowbury

Playwright

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Biography

Tim works as a playwright and writer-deviser for performance. Tim’s plays for adults and young people have been staged at Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, The Old Vic, Public Theater (New York), New Wolsey Theatre and Tristan Bates Theatre.

He is one half of Made In China, a theatre company that creates performances at the juncture of playwriting and live art. Made In China’s work has been performed across the UK and internationally, at venues including the ICA, Warwick Arts Centre, The Junction, Tobacco Factory, and La MaMa (New York). In 2012 Get Stuff, Break Free premièred on the roof of the National Theatre and in 2013 Made In China's made and toured a critically acclaimed new show, Gym Party.

Tim is also a member of Soho Theatre's Hub writers' network, the Old Vic New Voices club, and is a graduate of the Royal Court Studio invitation writers' group.

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Theatre

Writer

Producer Made in China
 

Work-in-progress. An arresting solo performance about the struggle for identity in a world of unwritten rules.

Warwick Arts Centre / The Place
 
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
Starring
  • Chris Bailey
  • Jessica Latowicki
  • Jenna Watt
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    New show for Made in China exploring place, identity, violence and competition

    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.
    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