Pearl is entering her final year of an undergraduate degree in English Literature, Politics and Media & Communications at Newcastle University. In 2018 she won The Customs House, South Shields’ under 25s playwriting award, which funded R&D and a rehearsed reading of her first full length play ‘Tender: Loving Care’, which was then shortlisted for Reading Week 2019 at The Pleasance, Islington. Pearl’s short plays have been produced at various venues including The Arcola Theatre, Hope Mills Theatre and ARC, Stockton. She is primarily interested in writing on political themes and also in writing verse plays after being asked to write an hour-long verse play for a youth arts festival and being invited to perform a self-penned poetic monologue at Bristol Old Vic. Her poetry featured in the’ Bread and Roses’ anthology published by Culture Matters & Unite the Union.
Pearl has also produced and stage-managed plays for Newcastle University Theatre Society and so has taken a keen interest in these backstage roles, interning with a touring theatre company in 2018. Similarly, she enjoys editing others’ work as much as writing her own.
Pearl is currently working on her first short film with a local filmmaker, with the hope of developing her screenwriting skills.