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Christopher Owen | male

Haringey, Greater London

Skills

My plays: Laying the Turf long-listed for Papatango Award, and Bush theatre. The Touch of a Butterfly’s Wing long-listed for Papatango Award 2016. Plays produced include: 2017: Drownings at Octagon Bolton. 2016: Still Waters performed by Mind the Gap Theatre Company at Manhattan Theatre, NY. 2015: Winston Brown performed at the Lowry Manchester; In 2013 ‘Women's Voices’ by American writer Susan K Monson and me performed in North West Festival. Other work: A Parson's Tale (UK tour), A Family Affair, (UK / Australia / Ireland), A Wilde Affair (UK tour). My stories published in journals and anthologies. My collection AMERICA AWAITS US, MY LOVELY to be published in the Spring of 2021; I’ve been short-listed for the Bridport story Prize 2019; won 2nd prize for the Wells Festival of Literature 2019, and long-listed for the V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2018 and London Short Story Prize 2018.

Trained RADA. Over 50 years as professional actor. Worked extensively in theatre, TV, film. Retired 2014. Equity Member

Professional work

My plays: Laying the Turf long-listed for the Papatango Award, and the Bush theatre, London UK award 2018. The Touch of a Butterfly’s Wing long-listed for Papatango Award 2016 Plays produced include: 2017: Drownings at Octagon Bolton (Best of Bolton). 2016: Still Waters performed by Mind the Gap Theatre Company at Manhattan Theatre, New York; 2015: Winston Brown performed in association with Paines Plough at the Lowry Manchester UK; In 2013 ‘Women's Voices’ by American writer Susan K Monson and me was performed in Manchester as part of North West Festival. Other work includes: A Parson's Tale (UK tour), A Family Affair, (UK / Australia / Ireland), A Wilde Affair (UK tour). My stories have been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies. My collection AMERICA AWAITS US, MY LOVELY and Other Stories to be published in the Spring of 2021; I’ve been short-listed for the Bridport story Prize 2019; won 2nd prize for the Wells Festival of Literature prize 2019, and have been long-listed for the Royal Society of Literature V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2018 and for the London Short Story Prize 2018. Website: www.christopherowen.co.uk

Training

RADA. 1956 - 1958

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