Rebekah Bowsher

Based in the North East, Rebekah is a playwright, dramaturg, director, screenwriter, disability consultant and actor who’s plays have been performed at venues including the Hampstead Theatre and Newcastle’s Live Theatre.

Rebecca loves writing commercial, elevated and grounded drama with relationships at the heart but is also an active voice in telling stories around disability and mental health, offering a unique and authentic perspective.

She has been selected for a number of high profile schemes, including BBC’s Writers Access Group (2018/2019), Graeae Theatre Company’s Write To Play, Alphabetti Theatre’s Writer Development Programme and a 3 month attachment to the Greyscale Theatre Company as part of the Regional Young Theatre Directors Scheme. She was Writer in Residence at the Leeds Playhouse in 2016 and sits on the board of Unfolding Theatre, providing creative and access advice.

In 2018 Rebekah received the Live Lab Bursary to develop her raw and incredibly emotive play, Spoon Theory, about a woman coming to terms with her new life, following an amputation, which was selected for performance at the Elevator Festival. She was also a recipient of the North East Artist Development Network Bursary in 2018/19 to develop her newest work Running Through Wheatfields, an imagined look at Theresa May’s life, which speculates on the issues surrounding being a high profile woman in politics.

Rebekah has just completed a commission for a duologue for the Grae Theatre.