Box of Tricks is delighted to announce three new Associate Playwrights joining our creative family: Ella Carmen Greenhill, David Judge and Becky Prestwich. During their attachment, each Associate Playwright will explore an aspect of their own practice, develop ideas for a new play and deliver masterclasses and events for our PlayMakers Network. Find out more about their plans...
Ella is a playwright and television writer. After being selected for ITV’s Original Voices BAME scheme, she joined the writing team on CORONATION STREET, and has since written more than 60 episodes. She has written for CBBC’s The Dumping Ground, Malory Towers, Disney’s PJ Masks and is currently adapting Kate McDougall's memoir, LONDON'S NO.1 DOG WALKING AGENCY, for Watford and Essex. She is also developing projects with Gaumont, Welle Entertainment and Balloon Entertainment. Her play Plastic Figurines, published by Methuen, toured with Box of Tricks in spring 2015 and went on to have a run at the New Diorama, London in autumn 2016. As well as across the UK, Ella’s work has been performed in Mexico, New York, Madrid and Romania.
David is a playwright, performance poet and actor. His most recent play SPARKPLUG, which David wrote and performed, toured the UK in Spring 2019 and was shown on Sky Arts in May 2021. David has written a new play, CHATBACK, for the National Theatre Connections programme, and he is working with Sky Studios on an in-house tv drama series developed by and for new writers with producer Vicky Wharton. David has written his first episode of CORONATION STREET which was broadcast in June 2021. His first play SKIPPING ROPE was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagan Award and PANLID was commissioned by Talawa and the Royal Exchange.
Becky has written multiple episodes for Doctors and Holby City and is currently writing on Casualty. She has written five Afternoon Dramas for BBC Radio 4 – including Just The Three Of Us – nominated for a Tinniswood Award for best audio drama. She has written for BBC3 and has an original crime drama in development with Lime Pictures. As a playwright, she specialises in work with community casts and in non-traditional theatre spaces, including Chip Shop Chips (Box of Tricks Theatre), Under the Market Roof (Junction 8 Theatre) and One Night in Bolton (Octagon Theatre).