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If you're looking for fun, dark, and subversive storytelling, you've come to the right place.

Eve Leigh is an award-winning, internationally recognised writer for performance, creating work in collaboration with a range of leading performance and digital artists as well as leading her own projects. Frequent subjects include the internet, Eastern Europe, disability, queer noir, immigrant memory, joy, stupidity, sex, and love. Her work is designed for an emergent audience used to sophisticated, multiplatform storytelling.

Plays include Midnight Movie (Royal Court); the dance play While You Are Here (The Place/Dance East); The Trick (Bush Theatre, national tour); Salty Irina (Nowy Teatr Warszawa - reading); Spooky Action at a Distance (Royal Court/RWCMD); The Curtain (Young Vic Taking Part); Stone Face, and Silent Planet (both Finborough Theatre). 

Game text and story design includes The Delegation (Coney/Точка доступа); A Day In The Life of Someone Else (Oscar Mike). 

Installations include Movimento/Variations (36 маймуни/Bulgarian National Theatre Festival); Your Future (HAU/Sophiensaele/Ballhaus Ost/Camden People’s Theatre). 

Dramaturgy includes How To Win Against History (Young Vic). 

Commissions include National Theatre Connections, Bush Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, and Sheffield Theatres. She was the first-ever artist-in-residence at the National Theatre of Greece 2017.

Awards include Jerwood/Royal Court New Playwright Award 2019 (with Jasmine Lee-Jones), Bruntwood Prize shortlist 2019, Berlin Theatertreffen Stueckemarkt selection 2020.

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Upcoming work includes: Commissions from National Theatre Connections, Bush Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, and Royal Shakespeare Company; Midnight Movie has been invited to the Stückemarkt of the Theatertreffen Berlin, 2021.
2020 - screenwriter, James/Judy/Audrey
Virtual Broadway, dir. Selena Moshell
2020 - writing and game design, The Delegation
Coney/Точка доступа, dir. Tassos Stevens.
2020 - playwright, Augusta and Riva
Shakespeare’s Globe, dir. Robin Norton-Hale
2020 - teaching the first-ever Deaf playwrights’ group at the Royal Court Theatre
2019 - playwright, Midnight Movie
Royal Court Theatre, dir. Rachel Bagshaw. Published by Oberon Books. 
2019 - text and story designer, While You Are Here
The Place, London/DanceEast, Ipswich, dir. Lily McLeish
2019 - playwright, The Trick
Bush Theatre/national tour, dir. Roy Alexander Weise. Published by Oberon Books.
2019 - Attachment to Royal Court Theatre
2018 - writer, Swung And Too High
Digital Writers Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2018 - co-playwright, Movimento/Variations
36 маймуни/Bulgarian National Theatre Festival, dir. Gergana Dimitrova
2017 - playwright, Spooky Action at a Distance
Royal Court/RWCMD, dir. Elayce Ismail. Published by Nick Hern Books.
2017 - Attachment to Royal Court Theatre
2017 - dramaturg, How To Win Against History, by Seiriol Davies 
Young Vic Theatre, dir. Alex Swift. Published by Nick Hern Books.
2017 - Artist-in-Residence, Experimental Stage, National Theatre of Greece
2016 - playwright (community), The Curtain
Young Vic Theatre Taking Part, dir. Rachel Lincoln.
2016 - playwright, Stone Face
Finborough Theatre, dir. Roy Alexander Weise. Published by Oberon Books.
2016 - writing and installation design, The Voice of the House
Duppini Art Group/Goethe Institut Bulgarien, dir. Undine Siebker.
2016 - Artist International Development Fund residency, Teatr Polski Bydgoszcz
2015 - writing and installation design, Your Future
Camden People’s Theatre, HAU, Ballhaus Ost, Sophiensaele, dir. Laura Lo Zito.
2015 - dramaturg, Das Spiel, by Philipp Oberlohr, 
Lyric Hammersmith/Yard/International tour
2015 - writing and installation design, A Short and Boring Story 
Camden People’s Theatre, dir. Laura Lo Zito.
2014 - writing and game design, A Day in the Life of Someone Else
ARC Stockton/Shoreditch Town Hall, dir. James Blakey.
2014 - playwright, Silent Planet
Finborough Theatre, dir. Tom Mansfield. Published by Oberon Books.
Workshop delivery including Company Three, HighTide Theatre, Soho Theatre, RCSSD.
Awards and nominations include: Jerwood Young Playwright Award 2019; Prize shortlist 2019.
Languages: English (native), French (C1), Yiddish (A2), German (A1)

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