My plays include Cling To Me Like Ivy (Birmingham Repertory Theatre and tour; published by Nick Hern Books), The Thousand and Second Night (LAMDA), Patching Havoc (Theatre 503), A Sudden Visitation of Calamity (Menagerie Theatre at the Junction), Startle Response (Young Vic workshop), Sugar and Snow (Hampstead Theatre and BBC Radio 4), Martin’s Wedding (with Blind Summit at BAC), Use Me As Your Cardigan (Jackson’s Lane) and Feel the Plastic (Camden People’s Theatre), and for The Miniaturists, Cat in a Sieve (Southwark Playhouse), Scattering (Arcola), Unfinished (Liverpool Everyman) and Postfeminism (Arcola). I was a founder member of women's theatre company Agent 160, and my play Noura (Arches, Sherman, Theatre 503) was in their first show.
I've been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a rehearsal diarist for The People Show, in residence at Metal and on attachment at the Soho Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, and Unicorn Theatre. I'm part of the Dog House writers' group along with Robin Booth, Nick Harrop, Matthew Morrison and Ben Musgrave.
My new play for Goat and Monkey Theatre will be on this October; it's called The Anatomical Venus.
I've also worked as a journalist and editor for publications including the Guardian, Evening Standard, Jewish Quarterly, Prospect and the Observer—for whom I wrote a piece about re-encountering my literary heroines.My book, How to be a Heroine, for Chatto & Windus, will be out in January 2014.
Please contact me via my agents—Nick Quinn at The Agency for dramatic writing, and Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton for non-dramatic writing.Or find me on Twitter; I'm @SamanthaEllis27