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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.

CV

Theatre
Writer
Gym Party 2013
BAC
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
Writer Tim Cowbury
Starring Chris Bailey, Jessica Latowicki & Jenna Watt

New show for Made in China exploring place, identity, violence and competition

National Theatre
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
Writer Tim Cowbury

Commission for the National Theatre as part of its Inside Out Season

National Theatre Studio, Battersea Arts Centre
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki, Chris Bailey and Tim Cowbury
Producer Made in China
Writer Tim Cowbury
Starring Chris Bailey & Jessica Latowicki

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.

Dreams of a House High on a Hill 2011
Hull Truck Theatre
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
Producer Made in China
Writer Tim Cowbury
Starring Jessica Latowicki

Part installation, part theatre, a soft but unsettlingly dark performance about nightmares and dreamscapes, set in a bathtub full of milk

Responsibilititis 2011
Soho Theatre
Producer Tamasha/Mulberry School
Writer Tim Cowbury

A short ensemble play for teenagers about growing up, taking responsibility...and dealing with vampires.

A Presentation of How Things Are 2010
Shunt
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
Producer Made In China
Writer Tim Cowbury
Starring Jessica Latowicki

A peripatetic piece about the attrition of violent relationships

Cartography 2010
Soho Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre
Writer Tim Cowbury

Short play

Little Thing, Light Thing 2010
The Bush Theatre
Writer Tim Cowbury

Reaction piece to the play Little Gem by Elaine Murphy

No Longer I 2010
Public Theatre, New York
Writer Tim Cowbury

Part of the Biting the Big Apple season and exchange to New York

Shunt Vaults, Underbelly, La Mama and UK Tour
Creator Co-created by Jessica Latowicki and Tim Cowbury
Producer Made in China
Writer Tim Cowbury
Starring Jessica Latowicki

Work developed at Shunt and performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2010 and La Mama in New York in 2011

Fantasia 2009
Old Vic 24 Hour Plays
Director Alice Lacey
Writer Tim Cowbury
Starring Oliver Hawes , Sarah Olaleye & Edward Rice

Out There 2009
Soho Theatre
Writer Tim Cowbury

Telling and retelling tales of journeys abroad, what's the truth and what's fiction?

Pass It On 2008
Soho Theatre
Writer Tim Cowbury

Developed through the young writers group