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Meet the Writer in Residence

Meet the Writer in Residence

Meet our resident writers, past and present


2017: Charley Miles

Charley Miles was the Channel 4 Playwright at Leeds Playhouse in 2017.

Charley has been supported as an artist by the Playhouse since 2015, after submitting an application to be a script reader, then taking part in Summer Sublets and Playwrights One where she developed her first play, Blackthorn. Blackthorn, was performed in the Barber Studio in September 2016, at the Edinburgh Fringe at Leeds Playhouse in 2018 and the play was a finalist at the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

Charley’s play, There Are No Beginnings opens the Bramall Rock Void Studio at Leeds Playhouse in 2019.

Charley is from Kilburn in North Yorkshire. She is represented by Marni Podos at Under New Management.

2014: Zodwa Nyoni

Leeds based playwright and poet Zodwa Nyoni was the 2014 Channel 4 Writer-in-Residence at Leeds Playhouse.

Having studied at the University of Leeds for an MA in Writing for Performance and Publication, she participated in several writer development programmes at the Playhouse before her first play Boi Boi is Dead was produced in 2015 in a co-production between West Yorkshire Playhouse, Tiata Fahodzi and Watford Palace Theatre.

It was a finalist at the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in the same year.

Zodwa’s play Ode to Leeds was produced by the Playhouse in 2017.


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Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
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