I am an award-winning writer, actor, and dramaturg.
I graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2011 with a Masters’ Degree in Writing for Performance, and in 2012 from Faber Academy: Writing a Novel, tutored by Esther Freud.
I studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama from 2008 – 2009.
My full-length play Family Ties was produced at the Network Theatre, London, and produced short plays include Blinded By (The Space, London); Forget Me Not (Tristan Bates Theatre); One (RADA); Violent Night (New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth: winner of the Jilted Generation competition); Prisoners of the Truth (Theatre 503, Frequency Theatre, Sydenham Arts Festival); Slash (Young Actors’ Theatre, RADA); Time of the Wolf, an adaptation of The Ages of Mankind from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, staged at Brixton Market; and Viviana, a monologue performed at the Komedia, Brighton (Short Story Studio).
My short plays for teenagers have also been used regularly on the Actors’ Foundation course at RADA.
I’ve taught a part-time enrichment class at Greenwich Free School in Writing for Theatre (ages 11-13), and have a specific interest in theories of creativity and the therapeutic value of writing.
I also run a script feedback service for other writers and production companies who value practical feedback delivered with sensitivity and within a quick turnaround time.
Writing Awards/ Wins
WINNER Violent Night won the Jilted Generation competition run by the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, in 2012. The play was performed as part of Portsmouth Bookfest.
SHORTLIST The idea for Jilted, a full-length play, was shortlisted for the FFShorts Festival 2013 @ the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
WINNER The short fiction My City was selected as a City of Stories winner (2017) by Spread the Word.
My City (City of Stories Anthology 2017, Spread the Word)
How to Begin (Walter Swan Short Story Prize Anthology, 2018, Valley Press)
Viviana, a monologue from the play Family Ties – The Good Ear Review
10 Tips for Living Creatively in the Everyday (online)
As an actor, my credits include:
Theatre: Polly Hewson (Benjamin Franklin House); Lucy in Cockroaches (Camden Fringe Festival 2016); Charlotte / Miss Pratt in Lolita (Barons Court Theatre); Bee in Bathroom Secrets (Bread & Roses Theatre); Psychiatrist in Haptic Skins of a Glass Eye (Ilona Sagar, Tenderpixel Gallery); Helen in Remember Me by Lisa Brunton-Wallace (Network Theatre)
TV: Wallis Simpson and Lady Lucan in Conspiracy, Channel 5; featured CID in Marcella Series 2; Kathy Fenton, The Last Days of Gram Parsons; Elisa Barnard, Aircrash Confidential (National Geographic); Trisha, Inn the Village (Inn the Village TV)
Feature film: Torrance in Nightlens (David Woods, Outward Film); Housing Officer, Blackout (Eddie St Jean)
Short film: Violet in Delirium (Purple Rain Prods); Judith in Whatever Happened to Miriam and Judith? (Scrabble Prods); Alice in Priori (Dominic Houghton); Marie in Grounded (London Film School, Celine Cotran)
Commercial: Featured: HP Daas; Visit Jersey; Welcome to the Serious Bacon Club (online)
Modelling: swimmer/mother for Fine Art Photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten; the fashions of a 1930s heiress at Eltham Palace, in a short film for English Heritage; a lifestyle promo for Harwich Council; stills for First4Adoption
Audio: Rachel in Endurance, an audio play which also stars Julian Glover and Isla Blair (Word of Mouth Prods); Maggie in the radio version of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Network Theatre)
Performed Readings: Mrs Hale in Trifles (Pentameters Theatre); Ariadne in Theseus and Ariadne & Melissa in Memory, both by Jethro Dykes
Voiceover: Compost, Little Elephant Prods
Musician: Pianist in Time for Love by Rosie De Vekey, and Remember Me (both at Network Theatre)
You can find my profile on Spotlight, View PIN 7610-7861-9812
Agent: (Acting) Sharry Clark Artists
Tel 0208 349 9824
Mob 07939 070252
Facebook – Sharry Clark Artists
‘Bathroom Secrets’ was performed with touching honesty by Susan Hodgetts in the role of Bee · Claire Booker, bookerplays.wordpress.com
Training and Qualifications
Writing Short Fiction: Goldsmiths College, 2011-2012
Faber Academy: Writing a Novel, grad. 2012
MA (Masters) Writing for Performance, Goldsmiths College, grad. 2011
Postgraduate Acting, Central School of Speech and Drama, 2008-2009
Script Factory: Script Editing, with Kate Leys