I write both comedy and drama for stage, screen, and radio. Currently, I’m under option with Dancing Ledge Productions with my TV thriller series about a women’s refuge.
Over the years my writing has changed, but overall I’m interested in outsider stories, rites of passage, and the exploration of power and identity. I enjoy bringing hidden stories, especially women’s, to life.
I’m not just a writer, I’m a disability support worker too. I’ve also worked in SEN education and with various charities in the past. I founded and facilitated The Women’s Playgroup (a creative arts group for women survivors of violence) as well as healing circles and retreats. I find these aspects of my life deeply rewarding.
Currently, I’m developing a full length play THE SISTER’S OF THE MIDNIGHT BERRIES about homelessesness (I’ve had experience of street sleeping) with Salford Art’s Theatre. I’m also under option with Dancing Ledge Productions with my series about a women’s refuge too.
If you fancy speaking to me? email: firstname.lastname@example.org or say hello on twitter @AlexClarkes
Previous Stories & Projects
POUNDLAND VANILLA PRINCESS (drama) winner of the BBC’s Alfred Bradley Award 2019
BELOW – (6 part TV mini series) Winner of the Northumbria University/C4 TV drama Writing Award 2017 and went into development with Bonafide Films and C4
VAMP (absurd comedy short) Film Hub North/BFI’s script lab 2019)
BELLA IN THE AFTERNOON (comedy series) longlisted for the Thousand Films comedy writing competition 2019
WHEN I WAS A TROLL (magical realist stage-play) long-listed for the Old Vic 12 2019
SISTERS OF THE MIDNIGHT BERRIES(Tragi-comedy stage-play) produced by Salford Arts Theatre 2019
ITV’s ORIGINAL VOICES 2019
THE GIRL WHO DRESSED AS A BEAR (a lesbian love story – with magical toucans) Selected for The Watersprite Film Festival’s Script Lab 2017 & published in the U.S anthology HashtagQueer 2017
MY NAME WAS HUNGER (drama/stage play) Produced by: The Salon:collective. Staged: The Park Theatre’s Script Accelerator event (2013)
OUR KID JESUS (magical realist comedy/stage play) Winner of 24:7 Theatre Festival’s Next Big Idea Event (2013)The Cockpit Theatre, London. Produced by Salon:lab (2013)
DANCING DOG GETS A CREDIT CARD (comedy/stage play) Produced by: Writer’s Avenue. Staged at: The Soho Theatre, London as part of the 6 Degrees Event (2013)
SECONDS (drama/stage play) Produced by: Writer’s Avenue and Missfit Productions. Winner of: the ‘First 20 minutes’ (2010) playwriting competition.. Winner of ‘The Next Stage’ playwriting competition (2011). Winner of the ‘Final Stage (2012)’ playwriting competition. Staged at: The Soho Theatre, The Pleasance Theatre and The Rosemary Branch Theatre.
THE CRUCIFIXION OF MADELINE McKAY (surrealist drama/stage play) Produced by: Missfit productions. Staged at: The Rosemary Branch Theatre (2009))
THE LANDLORD, THE MEDIUM, AND THE CHERUB (Finalist in Commonword’s best new novelist competition (2008))
Training & other things
DANC writers initiative/mentorship programme 2019 -2020..
BFI Network X BAFTA Crew participant 2019-2020
Raising Films Writing Residency 2019
StageOne New Producers Scheme 2018/2019
The RTYDS & Royal Exchange Theatre’s Disabled Directors Scheme 2018 -ongoing
The Raising Films creative development scheme CLOSR17 2017
Postgraduate certificate in TV & Radio Scriptwriting/ University of Salford 2017
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