Steve Casey

Steve Casey

Playwright & Screenwriter

  • Location: London/Essex
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a playwright and screenwriter from East London. I am currently Resident Playwright at Redbridge Drama Centre with a new full length play BE LUCKY to be produced September 2016.

Over the last couple of years I've had work performed at the Arcola, the Lost Theatre, the HighTide Festival, the 14/48 Festival, London, Birmingham Rep, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Redbridge Drama Centre and the Hackney Picturehouse.

Theatre credits include:

2015 – THE KING’S HEAD – Short play, produced at RDC, co-directed with Liam Noble

2015 – SNAP – Short play, produced at the 14/48 Festival held at the Lost Theatre, directed by Seb Muzy

2015 – JIMMY & CINDY – Short play, produced at the 14/48 Festival held at the Lost Theatre, directed by Henry Timms

2015 – TRAPPED – Short play, performed as part of the EastEnd Literary Salon at the Hackney Picturehouse, directed by Milla Jackson

2014 – FRACTURE – Full length play, developed with Rising Tides along with support from Old Vic New Voices and Lost Theatre, produced at the HighTide Festival 2014, Halesworth, directed by Alexander Murphy

2014 – TWO FISH – Short play, produced at the Arcola Theatre 2013, produced at the High Tide Festival 2014, Halesworth, directed by Christopher Lawson

*Longlisted for Papatango Prize 2016, Kenneth Branagh Award 2014, Nick Darke Award 2014

*Runner up for Mercury Theatre, Essex Playwriting Award 2016

*R&D funding awarded by Arts Council 2014

*Full length play, rehearsed read at the Arcola Theatre 2014, directed by Christopher Lawson

*Second rehearsed read at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 2016

*National tour set to take place 2016-17

I am also an emerging screenwriter.

My TV Drama Pilot HANDS FOR WAR has a Director and Casting Director attached. My feature film DEAD MAN RIDING is undergoing a rewrite after producer notes. 

I was short-short-listed for a storylining role on EastEnders and was invited to take part in the BBC Writing for Continuing Drama three day workshop 2016.

I have numerous plays and screenplays at various stages of development.

Work History

Playwright - Rising Tides

Jan 2014 - Present

Script Reader - Various inc BAFTA Rocliffe, Film London, Pinewood

May 2013 - Present

Playwright - 14/48 Festival, The Lost Theatre, London

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

EastEnders Storyline Workshop - BBC

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015

Playwright - EastEnd Literary Salon, Hackney Picturehouse

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

Artistic Officer - Internship - Tricycle Theatre, London

Feb 2015 - May 2015

Development Coordinator - BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forums

Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

Playwright - HighTide Festival, Halesworth

Apr 2014 - Apr 2014

Playwright - Arcola Theatre, London

Oct 2013 - Nov 2013

Education

Storylining - Day Course - Story Script Action

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

Industry Script Reading - Day Course - Industrial Scripts

May 2014 - May 2014

Professional Writing (Scriptwriting) - MA - 1st Class, Distinction - London Metropolitan University

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013

Industry Script Reading - Day Course - ScriptFactory

May 2013 - May 2013

Screenwriting - Short Course - Distinction - City University

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011

Screenwriting - Short Course - Distinction - Metro Screen

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Screenwriting - Short Course - Distinction - University of Melbourne

Jul 2010 - Jul 2010

Philosophy & Politics - BA (Hons) - 2.1 - University of Essex

Sep 1999 - Jul 2002

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