Rebecca Crookshank

Rebecca Crookshank is a screenwriter, playwright and international artist with a unique story. Aged 17, she joined the Royal Air Force. Her lived experience informed her later writing of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, an award-winning solo play which toured the UK, receiving its international premiere on 42nd Street, New York. Her autobiographical play explores sexual harassment, inequality and injustice in military institutions. The play was supported by Arts Council England, published by Oberon books, shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights Arts Award and nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Director and Best Actress in the Broadway World Awards

Selected as one of the commissioned playwrights for the Old Vic 12, followed by two British Council artistic residencies in Vietnam, she is currently developing UK/Vietnam revenge thriller film ‘The Red River’ with BFI Vision Awardee Jude Goldrei at Lunar Lander Films, set in the UK/Hanoi. Rebecca is part of BAFTA/BFI Crew 2021/22 and her development slate includes an original TV series with Cameron Roach at Rope Ladder Fiction, a short film with award winning choreographer and director Adam Murray (Rocketman, Cruella, Ready Player One) and the stage adaptation of Craig Zobel’s (Mare of Easttown) 2012 film, Compliance in New York.

Rebecca is supported by the Theatre 503 to develop her new play Body Armour, which explores the effect of ill-fitting body armour on womens bodies. Since being catapulted into the public eye, she is an activist for equality and human rights as seen on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show and Channel 4 News. She has featured and written for The Economist, The Telegraph,The Huffington Post, and The Guardian.

Rebecca is currently based at Alserkal Foundation UAE who are currently supporting Rebeccas artistic practice by providing a studio.

Rebecca is a LAMDA tutor for students on a one-to-one basis and committed to future voices in the arts and facilitates creative workshops for corporate organisations and international schools.

2007-2015 Company director of The SHAC /SHACADEMY Ltd. An education workshop company in Devon reaching out to 500 young people per week. Devised work and after school workshops encouraging new writing and creative consultancy with schools. Clients include The Royal Ballet, LAMDA, the International School of Harrow Beijing and the British Vietnamese International School.

Rebecca is represented by Adam Maskell Curtis Brown


London (Greater London)

Adam Maskell
+44 (0)20 7393 4316



2022     Small Truth Caravan short play commission 2023

2022     Junction 36 6x60 TV development commission with BBC and Rope Ladder Fiction

2022     Ryans War 4 x 60 TV adaptation of the books by Michelle Dunne

2022     MBC Studios developing a new slate for TV

2022      Carlisle House a period drama development for RUBY ROCK PICTURES

2022     BAFTA/BFI Crew 2021

2022     Compliance Workshop New York Directed by Christine Jones

2022     The Bash Street Kids EMENATA STUDIOS feature film development deal

2022     SCOOP short film directed by Adam Murray

2021     FROG short film directed by Sophie King

2021     Junction 36 development deal with Rope Ladder Fiction for television

2020     Invisible Wounds part of rapid write response online at Theatre 503

2020     MAI an online monologue for the Bruised Sky production lockdown series

2020     Morag an original series ongoing development at SKY

2019     Secretions of the Lac Beetle reading at The Park Theatre directed by Tamsin Oglesby

2019     The Red River ongoing development with Jude Goldrei at Lunar Lander films

2019     Compliance film adaptation workshop for stage directed by Whitney Mosery US/UK

2018     Post Mortem Adaptation of the novel Sly Fox Productions

2018     Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in development with Urban Myth Films

2018     The Grub Hut original series idea with Mainstreet Productions

2018     Artist International Development Fund (AIDF) Recipient for artist residency in Vietnam

2018     Alexa and Me (SHORT FILM) Official selection BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Film Festival

2018     Eggshell workshop of a new play about infertility and friendship

2018     Soho Writers Alumni group

2017     British Council Vietnam Artist Residency in Hanoi  

2017     Royal Court Writers Group

2017     Exceptional Mercy developed on the Old Vic 12

2016     Detached development with WARP films and Bcr8tive

2016     Whiskey Tango Foxtrot UK and New York Tour 2016 Published by OBERON BOOKS

2015     Whiskey Tango Foxtrot World Premiere at Edinburgh Festival August

2014     Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in development Arts Council England

2014     Clipping My Wings writer and artist in residence at Frederic Bremer E17

2014     Alice a New Musical co-writer St James Theatre March 2015

2014     Winging It co-writer with Nigel Douglas. TV Pilot

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