A moody black and white photo of me waiting for writers to arrive for a workshop. I'm wearing glasses, high waist jeans, and holding a workshop plan in my right hand.
I love working with other creatives and I'm always on the look out for collaborators, whether that's makers, actors, directors, producers, designers... if my work aligns with your work, I'd love to have a chat.
As well as writing and making theatre, I support other writers to realise their work for stage. My work as a dramaturg is informed by 10+ years experience working with writers. I was Graeae’s Literary Manager for 5 years, and before that worked in the new writing department at the Royal Court Theatre.
"Working with Chloe was an amazing experience, her versatility and approach to her craft is what makes her so special as a Dramaturg. Chloe can be relied upon to bring out the best in an artist's vision and help guide it to where it needs to be. I would highly recommend her for anyone who takes their work seriously and wants to make it the very best it can be”
Teaching and facilitation
I’ve taught playwriting to undergrads, young people, D/deaf and disabled writers, homeless writers, and writers in prison. Most recently I've lead a 5-session "write your first short play" course for Theatre503, tasters for local Walthamstow residents with Soho Theatre, a 10-week playwriting course in prison with Synergy Theatre Project, an 8-week writing for radio course with Synergy, and poetry for change workshops with Hydrocracker Theatre. My workshops approach is friendly, inclusive, non-hierarchical and artist-led. I cover craft topics such as structure, character, action, dialogue, and theatricality, and I like to explore individual writing/making processes and unpack how writers' work can interact creatively with access tools such as BSL and audio description.
“Woaw, such a brilliant workshop. [Chloe] instantly made us feel at home and free to experiment while dropping some real gems of advice. Not sure where two hours went – absolutely flew by!”
“Chloe was such an amazing group leader and instructor, seriously one of the best teachers I've ever had. ”
“Chloe’s course more than met my expectations, it’s done something for my spirit!”
"what an excellent tutor Chloe has been. I've got a mass of notes and approaches to work on. She's also really helped me achieve the main thing I set out to do on the course which was to get the shape of a zero draft of a new short play."
I've offered feedback to hundreds of writers through my career. I’ve read for theatres such as the National Theatre, Royal Court and Synergy and prizes such as Bruntwood Prize, Theatre Uncut Award and Koestler Awards.
If you are a writer in need of support with your script, please feel free to contact me and I will share my support packages and fees with you. Together we will design a bespoke framework for moving your work forward, and I will build deadlines, accountability and opportunity for reflection into a structured process of 1:1 support that involves feedback on your work. At the end of the process I will make suggestions for where to take your work next.
TV, Film & Radio
I'm interested in growing my work in these mediums. Please contact my agent Davina Shah - firstname.lastname@example.org - for more information or to request sample scripts.