Welcome to my writing portfolio. In addition to my work as an actor, I am also a writer. I have a passion for storytelling and enjoy crafting compelling narratives for both stage and screen. I am incredibly fortunate to have been born and raised in beautiful, medieval Norwich, a UNESCO City of Literature and The City of Stories. It is perhaps unsurprising then that I find my home city very frequently makes an appearance in my playwriting and screenwriting.
On this page, you can find a selection of my writing projects. These include plays, screenplays, and other written works that showcase my skills and creativity as a writer.
I hope you enjoy exploring my writing projects. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential collaboration, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for visiting!
Writing a First Novel
Reading Time: 7 minutes Marie Cooper began writing her book in May 2022. A fantasy story of a hidden magic that goes tragically wrong.
Acoustic – Horror Screenplay
Reading Time: 4 minutes Acoustic is a short horror screenplay written by Marie Cooper and submitted to the Frights Camera Action contest in 2021
Screenwriting Battle 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes Marie Cooper talks about her experience taking part in Screenwriting Battle in November 2021 and writing ‘Acorns’, a ten minute SciFi screenplay.
14 Screenplays 2021
Reading Time: 3 minutes Marie Cooper writing 14 screenplays in 14 days with the Scriptly Writing Challenge
Arm in Arm in 1888
Reading Time: 2 minutes Marie Cooper’s short poem, ‘Arm in Arm in 1888’ celebrating the achievements of the Matchgirls, is included in the book ‘Feathers and Pennies: Poems and Stories for the Matchgirls’. Published by Thamesis.
Walking Plays 2021
Reading Time: 5 minutes Marie Cooper playwright, wrote, ‘Unlocked’, a short Play that is one of a collection of Walking Plays written by international playwrights from the US, Canada and the UK.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Monologues written by Marie Cooper.
28 Plays 2021
Reading Time: 4 minutes Marie Cooper wrote 28 plays in 28 days with the 28 Plays Later Challenge
14 Screenplays 2020
Reading Time: 2 minutes I saw an ad on the BBC Writer’s Room Twitter feed. It asked the question, “Could you write 14 short scripts in 14 days?” Challenge accepted.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Marie Cooper wrote, ‘Abandoned Places’, a short play that was integrated into ‘The Spirit of the Place’ promenade production.