Rebecca Crookshank










Rebecca is a writer based in East London. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England and published by Oberon Books.

She has recently been selected as one of the three commissioned playwrights on the 2016/17 Old Vic 12 and the writers group at the Royal Court from January 2017. Rebecca is writing her new play Exceptional Mercy with the support of the Old Vic. Exceptional Mercy explores injustice in institutions and focusses on the treatment of disabled prisoners.

She is currently in development working on a screenplay called Detached. She developed the treatment for Detached with WARP films and in the Bcre8tive Lab. Rebecca began her career as an Airwoman in the Royal Air Force serving in radar operations from the age of seventeen to twenty one. The screenplay Detached explores her own story of being sent to a remote radar site in the Falkland Islands, the only woman amongst a unit of 28 servicemen

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot marks her debut play as a solo writer/performer and was nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Director and Best Actress in the 2015 Broadway World Awards. My first short play Clipping My Wings premiered at the ‘Our Bodies Our Future’ Conference in 2015 led by MP Stella Creasy.





Whiskey Tango Foxtrot marked her debut play as a solo writer/performer. Rebecca was supported by Arts Council England to develop the play which is now published by Oberon Books. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Director and Best Actress  Broadway World Awards 2015 and was shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award. 

Her autobiographical play explores sexual harassment, inequality and injustice in military institutions.  Rebecca recently won ‘Performer of the Year’ at the Devon Performance Awards for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and the show was shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights Arts Award 2016. The show premiered on 42nd Street at the New York United Solo Festival in November 2016.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe at the Underbelly in 2015.  Other projects in development- Crookshank and Finlay, a new comedy sketch show for radio. Royal Court writers group Jan-Mar 2017

Rebecca is a working class woman and feminist, her work is motivated by her own experiences of injustice, inequality, over coming adversity and the challenges faced by those who are silenced.

 

 







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As Writer: Exceptional Mercy commissioned by the Old Vic 2017; Detached (WARP films, in development); Exceptional Mercy (In development); Crookshank and Finlay (a pilot sketch show);Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Underbelly, Edinburgh, UK and International tour); Alice: A New Musical (St James Theatre); Clipping My Wings (Frederick Bremmer School).

Books, Comedy, Comedy (topical), Film, Poetry, Radio, Television, Theatre, Videogames



 


http://oberonbooks.com/whiskey-tango-foxtrot


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot marks my debut play as a solo writer/performer and was nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Director and Best Actress in the 2015 Broadway World Awards. The show has just competed a UK Tour and is of to Broadway in November for the United Solo Festival. My first short play Clipping My Wings premiered at the ‘Our Bodies Our Future’ Conference in 2015 led by MP Stella Creasy.

As Writer:

Performing

Spotlight CV link

http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/7919-0199-7138

Writing

2016 Detached in development with WARP films

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

2015 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot World Premiere at Edinburgh Festival August 2015

2014Whiskey Tango Foxtrot writer/performer in development Tristan Bates

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

2014Alice a New Musical St James Theatre March 2015

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

2013 What the Ladybird Heard Creative consultant for development at Kenny Wax Ltd.

2012 Tin Girls devised with the company directed by Jessica Beck

2012Play in a Week writer at The DRUM Theatre.

2011 The Great Santa Kidnap writer for three rural community performances in Devon

2011 Create & Play Villages in Action writer and facilitator of workshops for families

2011Wrecked Drugs & Alcohol Awareness devising programme for young people

2010LAMDA ongoing devised examination syllabus consultant

2009Breathing Space with Beaford Arts developing writing workshop with David Lane

2009In Ur Face writer for a devised theatre project for at Kingsbridge Community College

2009Operation Opportunity writer for a devised theatre project at The Flavel Dartmouth

2008In the Flesh assistant director and writer to Mark Laville Barbican Theatre Plymouth

2007Healthy LifestylesProject Lead writer/performer Exeter University

Education

2015 International LAMDA and Arts Award consultant

2015 LAMDA consultant to the head of drama at The Royal Ballet

2015 Resident Arts Award advisor at Jacksons Lane

2014 Writer in residence at Frederick Bremer School (Educating East London)

2014 Creative consultant to the International School of Harrow Beijing

2013 Creative consultant, private tuition leading Arts Awards and LAMDA Exams, this work is ongoing

2008-2013 Director of Shacademy Ltd a creative education company based in the South West

Channel 4 News Interview about Sexual Harassment in the Military.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY8Ir0qiaR0

Forces TV

http://forces.tv/00495394

Reviews

★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/what-s-on/theatre/review-whisky-tango-foxtrot-1-3857825

★★★★★ The New Current

http://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/#!edinburgh-review-whiskey-tango-foxtrot/c1tk5

★★★★★ Female Arts

http://www.femalearts.com/node/2356

★★★★ The List

https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/508710-whiskey-tango-foxtrot/

★★★★ Broadway Baby

http://www.broadwaybaby.com/shows/whiskey-tango-foxtrot/706770

★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

http://www.edinburghguide.com/reviews/theatre/drama/whiskeytangofoxtrotunderbellycowgatereview-16028

★★★★ UK Theatre Web

http://www.uktw.co.uk/news/Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot/1730.html

★★★★ Theatre Fullstop

https://theatrefullstop.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/whiskey-tango-foxtrot-the-underbelly-cowgate-edinburgh-fringe-festival-2015-review/

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