Paula B Stanic

Paula grew up in Manor Park, East London and has been a writer-in-residence, Soho Theatre and writer-on-attachment at the National Theatre Studio. She won the 2008 Alfred Fagon Award & 2010 Adrienne Benham. Paula was part of the 2016/ 2017 Drama Room at BBC Writersroom and is on the BBC New Talent Hotlist. She was recently one of the 8 Finalists for The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2021.

London (Greater London)

Agent: Madeleine Cotter, WGM Atlantic Group UK/ US,
5 Chancery Lane,
London WC2A 1LG
Call: +44 (0) 203 6372064

Selected Commissioned & Produced Writing Work

2019/ 20 Messiah - co-writer with Jesse Briton & Bear Trap Theatre Co, Director: Jesse Briton, (Touring 2019 - 2020)

2018 Miss World... 1970 - Podcast play (Peer Productions) Director: Rebecca Alloway

2017 Icons – WOW Festival Hull, Blazon TC - Dir: Rachel Bagshaw (Development showing)

2016 A Disconnect – Acts Of Defiance, (Mama Quilla) Theatre 503, Director: Sue Dunderdale

2016 Scenes from a young life –Almeida Projects (Almeida) Director: Rachel Bagshaw

2015 Steering Through Stars (tour SW England) Tangle, Director: Anna Coombs

2013 Blair’s Children co-written with April de Angelis, Georgia Fitch, Mark Norfolk & Anders Lustgarten, (Cockpit Theatre) Director: Charlie Westenra

2011 Under a Foreign Sky Theatre Centre, (Unicorn Theatre & National tour) Director: Natalie Wilson

2011 Beginnings 20 minute plays written with/ for young actors (Islington Community Theatre/ Company 3), Pleasance Theatre, Director: Ned Glasier.

2011 A Drop to Drink (“Tone La Maji Ya Kunywa”) Tangle, The National Theatre Studio/ Soho Theatre, Director: Anna Coombs

2009 6 Minutes - Everything Must Go, (Soho Theatre) Director: Lisa Goldman

2009 Monday Headlined the Emerge New Works Festival, Leeds, (Red Ladder Theatre Co) Director: Daniel Bye (Short-listed for the 2009 John Whiting Award)

2009 Pancras Boys Club co-written with David Watson & Ben Musgrave (Only Connect) Director: Maggie Norris.


Staged Readings - What’s Lost winner of Alfred Fagon Award, Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs), Directed by: Natalie Ibu & UP Theater Company (dead of winter readings) NYC, Director: James Bosley

Currently developing work for Stage & Screen. 2022

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