I write both comedy and drama for stage, screen, and radio.
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. Fusing myth and magic with realism is always something I’m up for. As is bringing hidden stories to life.
I’m not just a writer, I’m a carer too. I’ve also worked in SEN education, as a disability support worker, and with various charities. I’ve founded and facilitated women’s creative arts groups and healing circles and 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) with Salford Art’s Theatre, a horror comedy with Breakneck Films and a short film RATGIRL about adult surviours of child neglect. I hope to work on my series about a women’s refuge further 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
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 shortlist with REFUGE – drama series
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))