Charlie Josephine is a writer and actor. Currently under commission at Headlong Theatre and NT Connections, they are also writing a feature film for Salon Pictures. Their latest play, Cowbois, has been announced as part of the RSC’s summer season for 2023, opening in October.
Recent works includes Flies (Shoreditch Town Hall), Birds and Bees (Sheffield Crucible) and One of Them Ones (Pentabus). In September 2022, their play I, Joan opened to great acclaim at Shakespeare’s Globe: “A gender-fluid revolutionary for our times.” – The Times. “A politically charged sensation.” – The Guardian.
Amongst Charlie’s previous work, Bitch Boxer won the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award 2012, the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012, the Holden Street Theatre’s Award 2013, and the Adelaide Fringe Award 2014. Charlie’s play BLUSH enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it picked up The Stage Edinburgh Award 2016, before touring nationally. Their play POPS enjoyed a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival 2019 and then High Tide Festival. Charlie spent 2019 as a member of the Old Vic 12, and also wrote new play Moon Licks for Paines Plough and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, which was performed at The Yard in June 2022.
For screen work, Charlie won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, and in March 2017 was named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist.
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