Charlotte tries to create work true to her identity and interests. She likes to explore gender roles/stereotypes in her writing and challenge these ideas through storytelling and character development. Charlotte is interested in dialogue/exploring the way we communicate, and looking at how this can create suspense and intrigue. When looking at playwriting she develops subtle, relatable humour in her scenes, however, there’s always an undertone of tragedy. In other work, she loves to experiment with words, sounds and images in an avant-garde script/poetry format. The writing Charlotte produces always has a performance element/quality to it.
Part of the Young Everyman Writers Scheme (2016-2018)
Charlotte is currently part of the YEP Writers programme at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. She’s had the opportunity to work alongside professional playwrights and theatre practitioners. This year she has read & discussed plays, tried out ideas and enjoyed learning from other writers. She is currently developing a new full-length play with one-to-one support from the Everyman’s Literary Department.
Northern Writers Award 2017
This year she was shortlisted for the ‘Northumbria University/Channel 4 Television Drama Award’ as part of the ‘Northern Writers Awards’ and had the opportunity to meet with ‘Bonafide’ (Television and Film production company).
Radio play chosen for ‘Writing on Air’ festival at Chapel FM in Leeds (2017)
Her short radio play (Flat-pack) was selected for the ‘Writing on Air’ festival at Chapel FM in Leeds.
Writer for Leeds Lieder (2017)
Her poem was performed at the Composer & Poet showcase on the 22nd of April at Leeds College of Music.
Writing Residency at the Tate Modern (2017)
She was chosen to take part in a three day Arvon Exchange residency at Tate Modern, which was led by Sarah Butler and Jacob Sam-La Rose. They spent three days exploring the space and creating written work that responded to the art. They shared their writing with the public through workshops and a final evening performance.
Summer Sublets residency at the West Yorkshire Playhouse 2017
Charlotte will have access to a creative and communal space to develop a script. She will be working alongside other artists in a shared writers room to encourage a communal environment and a creative space to research/read/write. She will also have access to dramaturgical support.
Script short-listed and produced for the Northern Film Schools, ‘Short Film Script Competition 2016’
Her script was initially short-listed and picked for production. The script was produced and filmed by students on the MA Filmmaking course at Leeds Beckett University. It was shown at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds.