Zoë Bullock


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New Playwrights Award

Zoë Bullock

Zoë is a writer and performer based in Glasgow, originally from Sheffield. Her work includes Island Chains (New Earth Theatre, online short play), Granny Fenella (Imaginate, online), Little Spoon's Big Adventure (Visible Fictions, online), Chamber 404 (Erin & Sun, VR experience), and 'Till Human Voices Wake Us (Sloan's, theatre WIP). She was the Digital Creative Consultant for Scottish Youth Theatre's National Ensemble 2020 show Drip//Slick//Spill. She is currently developing Shō and the Demons of the Deep, a show for family audiences, with Independent Arts Projects.

Zoë has been an Imaginate Launchpad artist, a member of the Tron Playwright's Collective, and part of Yellow Earth Theatre's Professional Writers Programme. In 2019, she was one of three finalists for the Alpine Fellowship Award for Playwriting with her play Octopus.

As an actor, Zoë trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Her credits include Gulp! (The Bone Ensemble), There's a Mouse in the House (Cumbernauld Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Lamphouse Theatre), and Comet (From Ground Up/Pleasance Theatre). She is also co-creating the physical theatre show tank for a sharing at Manipulate Festival 2021.

New Playwrights Award Recipient 2021

Zoë will be developing a new play as part of her New Playwrights Award:

Shizuko, Mariko and Meg are three generations separated by blood, culture, and old grievances. When Shizuko's health deteriorates, her daughter and grand-daughter move back in to look after her. However, each carry their own secrets and, fuelled by paranoia and miscommunication, the lines between reality and fantasy start to blur. The past has them firmly in its grip, until Shizuko has an idea that will save them… if it doesn't kill them first.Island Chains is about inherited trauma, what gives someone claim to a story, and if it's possible to love someone you fundamentally don't understand.

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