Actor & Writer

Writing

My first full length play Killing Time – a dark comedy exploring legacy, inspiration, music and the right to die – was nominated for Best New Play in the 2017 Off West End Awards.

“The script and characterisation are phenomenal - a veritable powerhouse of talent.”
★★★★ The Upcoming

This year Killing Time was invited to be part of Brits Off Broadway and, in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, enjoyed a fantastic months run @59e59 NYC in spring 2019.

Work in progress

I have been writing Oracle on and off for the past three years - another surreal dark comedy for an ensemble cast exploring revolution, big tech, fake news and ways to overcome political apathy.

As a writer who enjoys multi-disciplinary work, I want to continue developing Oracle in collaboration with a technologist and our Associate Movement Director, Christian From through R&D. As part of Word Mills productions, we are working towards creating an immersive theatre experience with an accompanying app, handheld and static projection, soundscape and ensemble physical movement.

I am currently also creating a solo show Hero - a visceral and ridiculous romp through masculinity, feminism and one woman’s nightmare - as a deadline looms, she is forced to confront the truth about her less than authentic life, her 90’s action film addiction, and what it really means to be a hero.

It’s early days on this play, but using a mix of improv devising techniques, physical theatre and filmic research, I am certainly having a riot so far…

I write monologues / duologues and have begun to experiment in writing for puppetry.

I also enjoy regular experiments in audio and would like to write for radio and podcast, as well as film and television in the future.

I love collaborations of many kinds, so if you need words, another mind to bounce off or are just looking for constructive feedback on your work, please do get in touch.

Contact

For writing and all other enquiries
me@zoemills.co.uk