Marie Cooper’s Writing CV

Professional Memberships



Published Writing

TitleWorkPublisherYear
Arm in Arm in 1888PoetryIncluded in the book
‘Feathers and Pennies:
Poems and Stories for
the Matchgirls’.
Celebrating the
Matchgirls Strike in 1888.
Thamesis 2021

Produced Writing

TitleProduction TypeName of TheatreYear
Abandoned PlacesShort play incorporated into
a larger promenade theatre
performance, ‘Spirit of the Place’
Slow Theatre and
The Jenny Lind Project
2018
LilyScratch performance
ScriptEast at
The Garage
2018

Unproduced Writing

TitleWorkStatusYear
AcousticScreenplaySubmittedDec 2021
The Elbow Grease StrategyShort Play
(Brechtian)
Developmental reading with Maddermarket Theatre.
This play is currently available on the New Play Exchange
Jun
2021
The Jade PalaceShort Play Developmental reading with Maddermarket Theatre.
This play is currently available on the New Play Exchange
Version 1.0 was 12th Floor, Room 2 and was read at 28 Plays Later Zoomthrough (see
bottom of this page)
Feb 2021
UnlockedA short play in a collection
of short Walking Plays
Available:
Full collection of Walking Plays
Synopsis and playwright list available to theatres /producers by request
Unlocked is also on the New Play Exchange
The Walking Plays are due to be aired on Airplay podcast in 2022, with Unlocked in 2022
Feb 2021
Cat SickShort play
First developmental readthrough at Sewell Barn Theatre in Norwich
Available on the New Play Exchange
Sep 2020
SixMonologueReadthrough and recording
by Helen Fullerton in 2021
The monologue now available on the New Play Exchange
Jul 2020
R101 – Dancing
with Hydrogen
PoetryPoem about R101 airship flight and its catastrophic touchdown in Alonne, FranceJun 2019
The Suitcase
(working title)
Full stage playFirst draft2018

Work in Progress

TitleWorkStatus
Hat & GraceAudio PlayRewrite

Teaching Experience

Class TitleSubjectNameLocationYear
Character and DialogueCreating characters
and getting them talking to each other
Read Write Chat
Meetup
Merchant’s House
Norwich
2018

Honours / Awards / Challenges

Name of Award / AchievementCompanyYear
Scriptly Writing – Wrote 14 screenplays in 14 days The Literal Challenge2021
28 Plays Later – Wrote 28 plays in 28 daysThe Literal Challenge2021
Scriptly Writing – Wrote 14 screenplays in 14 daysThe Literal Challenge2020
The Prize for Outstanding Performance by an MA StudentUniversity of East Anglia2019
Free Read funded by Arts Council EnglandNational Centre for Writing
and The Literary Consultancy
2019

Courses, Workshops and Masterclasses

CourseOrganiserDates
Beginners’ PlaywritingLucy Kaufman
Pen to Print
2020 – 2021
Advanced PlaywritingLucy Kaufman
Pen to Print
2020 – 2021
Writing Ghost StoriesJacqueline Gabbitas
Pen to Print
Oct 2020
Spoken Word WorkshopSass Herbert
Pen to Print
Dec 2020
Scriptwriting MasterclassJohn Yorke
LA Productions
Oct 2020
Editing Your WritingMargaret Johnson
Norfolk Adult Education
Sept 2020
Creative WritingMargaret Johnson
Norfolk Adult Education
Apr 2020 –
Sep 2020
Writing Historical FictionImogen Robertson
Pen to Print
Aug 2020
Playwriting workshopRosa TorrJul 2020
Creative Writing WorkshopsCreative Futures with the
National Centre for Writing
Jun 2019 –
Aug 2019
Get Scripted Scriptwriting WeekendLynsey White NUA
Ian Nettleton UEA
ScriptEast
2018
Writing CharactersSteve Keyworth
Slow Theatre Company
Feb 2018
Writing for PerformanceDanusia Iwaszko
Slow Theatre Company
Jan 2018

Freelance

WorkCompanyYear
English EditorMDPI2021
Marie Cooper's play on the list of 28 Plays Later Readthroughs