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, the Old Vic and Oval House 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

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

Commission from Live Theatre

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

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

    Stage adaptation of August Strindberg short story

    National Theatre Studio
    Oval House
    Director Steve Marmion & MAx Roberts
  • 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