Joe Ward Munrow

Associate Tutor in Creative Writing

Department of English, History & Creative Writing

I am an award winning playwright. My first play The Laundry won the Brockley Jack’s Write Now Award 2011 and was subsequently produced at the Brockley Jack Theatre. The Laundry also won the Commended Prize in the BBC’s Alfred Bradley Bursary Award.

My second play Held, was commissioned by the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Held received its premiere at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio in November 2012 and was directed by Lorne Campbell. Held was shortlisted for the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright’s Award.

I have also created and co-written 100 Seel Street (Liverpool), Cartographers(Theatre-by-the-Lake, Keswick.) and Cop Thriller, (Liverpool Everyman’s Everyword festival 2013).

I was a member of the inaugural National Writers’ Group at the Royal Court, London, led by playwright Nick Payne. I am also a previous writer-on-attachment with the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. In 2014 I formed my own theatre company, Pimento Theatre, and the company’s debut play Mind the Gap opened at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool and at the Continental in Preston.

More recently I have been a member of the Next Stages Playwright’s group at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. Where my short monologue, Screaming Heart, was performed in April 2015. My short play, Five Giants, was performed in Paines Plough’s ‘Roundabout’ at the Lowry, Manchester, September, 2015.

I have recently been commissioned by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, in association with the Royal Court, to write a new play which will premiere in 2016.  I am also currently under commission to the BBC Radio 4 and developing my debut radio play The Busker.

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