Rebecca Prichard


Rebecca Prichard
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Playwright Rebecca Prichard's first work, Essex Girls, was performed at The Royal Court Young Writers’ Festival in 1994. Fair Game, her adaptation of Edna Mazya’s Games in The Backyard opened at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs in 1996 and her play Yard Gal (co-commissioned by Clean Break Theatre Company and Royal Court) was staged at the Royal Court Theatre, followed by a national tour. In 2013 Yard Gal was named one of the most influential plays in contemporary British Theatre (V&A, Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays). Her other works include: The Slow Death of Ecstasy(comm. Royal Court 1995); An East Side Story (comm. Out of Joint 2000); Delir’ium(Royal Court 2003); Futures (Theatre503 2005); Porn Etc (comm. University of Essex 2008); Carnevale (comm. Royal Shakespeare Company 2010); Dream Pill(Clean Break 2010, touring through 2015); Parallax (Almeida 2012); Congo Boy(comm. National Theatre 2014); Covfefe (comm. VCA, University of Melbourne 2017) and she is currently under commission to the Royal Court Theatre. Her short play Bury Her (2019) was recently performed at Queer Upstairs at The Royal Court, an event marking fifty years since the Stonewall Riots. Her work has been produced in Europe and the United States and she has written for radio (Something Blue, The Good Doctor) and television (Butterfly World, Channel Four Jumpcuts). Awards and residencies include: Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright (1998); Writer-in-Residence, Royal Court Theatre (1999-2000); Literary Associate, Hampstead Theatre (2004-2005); AHRC Creative Fellowship (2007-2010); Yale University Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Centre for Modern Day Slavery (2014-2015); International Research Scholar, University of Melbourne (2015-2019)

Rebecca Prichard
Playwright Rebecca Prichard's first work, Essex Girls, was performed at The Royal Court Young Writers’ Festival in 1994. Fair Game, her adaptation of Edna Mazya’s Games in The Backyard opened at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs in 1996 and her play Yard Gal (co-commissioned by Clean Break Theatre Company and Royal Court) was staged at the Royal Court Theatre, followed by a national tour. In 2013 Yard Gal was named one of the most influential plays in contemporary British Theatre (V&A, Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays). Her other works include: The Slow Death of Ecstasy(comm. Royal Court 1995); An East Side Story (comm. Out of Joint 2000); Delir’ium(Royal Court 2003); Futures (Theatre503 2005); Porn Etc (comm. University of Essex 2008); Carnevale (comm. Royal Shakespeare Company 2010); Dream Pill(Clean Break 2010, touring through 2015); Parallax (Almeida 2012); Congo Boy(comm. National Theatre 2014); Covfefe (comm. VCA, University of Melbourne 2017) and she is currently under commission to the Royal Court Theatre. Her short play Bury Her (2019) was recently performed at Queer Upstairs at The Royal Court, an event marking fifty years since the Stonewall Riots. Her work has been produced in Europe and the United States and she has written for radio (Something Blue, The Good Doctor) and television (Butterfly World, Channel Four Jumpcuts). Awards and residencies include: Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright (1998); Writer-in-Residence, Royal Court Theatre (1999-2000); Literary Associate, Hampstead Theatre (2004-2005); AHRC Creative Fellowship (2007-2010); Yale University Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Centre for Modern Day Slavery (2014-2015); International Research Scholar, University of Melbourne (2015-2019)