Kate Bowen

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Former New Playwrights Award

Kate Bowen

Kate is a playwright and producer based in Glasgow.

In 2011, Kate's first play Shutter Speed was given a two-day workshop by the National Theatre of Scotland/Dundee Rep company. The same year she wrote and directed Super Sunday, a Five Minute Theatre piece for NTS. The following year, she was the winner of the annual New Writer's Award (Playwright's Studio, Scotland) that included mentoring by Douglas Maxwell and Zinnie Harris.

In 2013, she was part of the Traverse 50 programme at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, during which her three-minute play The Deciding Vote and her short audio play The Prize Fighter were produced. She also wrote and directed The Lawyers for Glasgow's A Play, A Pie and A Pint's Three Minute Theatre project, and was awarded a small grant from the Tom McGrath Fund. 

In 2014, she wrote Forty Eight Hours, and was long listed for the High Tide/Royal and Derngate Award.

In 2015, Out of Joint commissioned and workshopped a further draft of Forty Eight Hours. During the year she also wrote The Autopsy, a comedic three hander.

In 2016, Out of Joint fully commissioned a final draft of Forty Eight Hours, which is slated for production in 2018, and she was awarded a place on the Channel 4 Playwrights in Residence Scheme, allowing her to work with Out of Joint throughout 2017. She was recently chosen to be one of the recipients of a National Theatre of Scotland Starter for Ten residency.




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