Kate Bowen


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Former New Playwrights Award

Kate Bowen

Kate is a writer and producer based in Glasgow.

Her first full length play, Close Quarters, was put on by Out of Joint in a co-production with Sheffield Theatres in 2018, directed by Kate Wasserberg; and was named by The Observer as one of their top ten theatre productions of 2018. It was staged again in 2019 at RADA, London, directed by Zoe Ford-Burnett. 

In 2020 Kate was offered an attachment with the New Work Department at the National Theatre Studio in London; and awarded a Professional Workshop Programme grant by the Playwright's Studio Scotland to develop a new play.  She is currently also working on her first television drama pilot with Tod Productions and STV, supported by the BBC Writersroom. 

Previously she has been awarded a place on the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme (2016), a Starter for Ten residency from the National Theatre of Scotland (2017) and was part of the BBC Writersroom Scotland's first Drama Writers Group (2018).  She has been a recipient of the annual New Writer's Award from the Playwright's Studio Scotland (2012), participant in the Traverse 50 programme at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (2013); and was nominated by Out of Joint for the James Tait Prize (2019).

Her short plays have been performed at the Traverse Theatre (The Prize Fighter), Glasgow's A Play, a Pie and a Pint (The Lawyers) and on STV (Super Sunday). 

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