Karen  Cogan

Karen Cogan


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Available

Karen Cogan
Karen is a multi award winning writer represented by Ikenna Obiekwe at Independent Talent, London. She trained at RADA. Karen’s plays are published by Nick Hern Books.

Karen’s second play DRIP FEED has been commissioned as a pilot for television development.
Karen just completed the 2019 Channel 4 Screenwriting scheme with her spec drama script FLED. FLED topped the BRIT LIST 2019, receiving 20 nominations from tv execs and broadcasters. 
Karen has several original projects in formal development with production companies including Warp, Lookout Point, Leftbank, ITV Silverprint, Fable, Twelvetown, Witchery Pictures and Studio Lambert
She is currently working in a room with Red on a new series. Karen helped to develop 'Temple' Series 2 for Sky (Hera) and was in the writers room for an untitled Sky Atlantic show. 

She wrote on Series 2 of THE YOUNG OFFENDERS for BBC.

Her first play THE HALF OF IT won The Stewart Parker Award and The First Fortnight Award. It was nominated for 5 Fringe Awards in 2017.

Karen is the 2019 recipient of the Phelim Donlon Award and Bursary. Her work has been shortlisted for The Red Planet Prize, the BBC Writers Room Drama Room, The Adopt A Playwright Award and Fishamble’s ‘A Play For Ireland’ and supported by The Peggy Ramsay foundation.

Karen is The Hospital Club’s Theatre Emerging Creative 2018/19 and the Arts Councils Next Generation Theatre Artist.
Karen has spoken on panels at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, The Guilty Feminist and at RADA and written a comedy monologue for the Guilty Feminist.