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Zoe Cooper


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Zoe is a playwright and theatre practitioner. She is currently doing a PhD at Newcastle University and is an Artist in Residence for Newcastle City. 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 now works as a freelance dramaturg and theatre education officer. 

Her play Nativities was produced at Live Theatre in 2012. Zoe is currently developing new work with Live Theatre and Oval House Theatre. 


Petrification 2014
Developed for Telltale Theatre Co, Northern Stage and Live Theatre
Director Mark Maughan
Writer Zoe Cooper

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

Wolf Pack 2014
Commission from Live Theatre
Writer Zoe Cooper

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

Monstrous Love 2014
Old Vic
Writer Zoe Cooper

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

Learning How to Swim 2014
In development with Oval House Theatre
Writer Zoe Cooper

If you hold your breath will everything go back to how it was?

Nativities 2012
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Director Max Roberts
Writer Zoe Cooper
Starring Chris Connel, Melanie Hill, Sam Neale, Laura Norton & Philippa Wilson

New play about how little we really know each other

The Father 2013
National Theatre Studio
Director Jane Fallowfield
Writer Zoe Cooper

Stage adaptation of August Strindberg short story

Parakeets 2012
Oval House
Writer Zoe Cooper

Utopia 2012
Soho Theatre/Live Theatre
Director Steve Marmion & MAx Roberts
Writer Zoe Cooper
Starring Tobi Bakare, Laura Elphinstone, Rufus Hound, Pamela Miles & Sophia Myles

Part of a project of different writers showing their vision of a perfect world

Holly 2011
Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Lisa Blair
Writer Zoe Cooper

Silent Night 2010
Theatre 503
Writer Zoe Cooper

Your Gaze Hits The Side of My Face 2010

Writer Zoe Cooper

Full-length play about environmental protest and what people are prepared to lose

Popbitch 2009
Theatre 503
Writer Zoe Cooper

Short play about celebrity

The Interview 2009
Theatre 503
Writer Zoe Cooper

Rapid-response piece