Katie Hogben

Katie Hogben

Screenwriter, Playwright

  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I am a screenwriter, playwright and poet, currently studying for an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television School where I have written for film, TV, animation, games and theatre. My work has been performed at the Soho Theatre, Savoy Hotel, the Canterbury Festival Fringe, the University of Kent and Wise Words Festival. My poetry has been chosen to feature in anthologies. I have seven years experience backstage in ameteur theatre, and two years behind the scenes in film.

2013 to now - Over the last three years I have been running a campaign called 'Revealing the Invisible'. Revealing the Invisible is a not-for-profit campaign that aims to use art to explore the ‘invisible’ aspects of chronic illness, including chronic fatigue, chronic pain, depression and isolation. RTI events allow opportunities to those with chronic conditions to find ways of expressing themselves, increase understanding among ‘healthy’ people with accessible art and inspire discussion of chronic illness in public. I have so far run two art exhibitions, a day of theatre workshops and a short film under RTI, all fully funded by vInspired, working with young people, volunteers and professional artists.

August 2016 - My idea for a short film, 'Reject', about a cuddly toy in an arcade machine on Margate seafront, was shortlisted for the Jameson Works Bursary, reaching the final 30 out of over 500 applications.

May 2016 - Screenwriter, director and producer of 'Bubble', a short film about a couple dealing with Depression. Funded by vInspired, a charity that works to get more young people volunteering.

October 2015 - Playwright of 'Buzzer', short play. Performed at Soho Theatre, directed by National Theatre director Adam Penford.

2015 - 2016 - Studying at the National Film and Television School, writing for film, TV, animation, games and theatre.

December 2014 - Poet, 'Pub Garden Astronomy'. Poem chosen to be part of Amelia's Magazine: That Which We Do Not Understand, the magazine's 10th Anniversary Edition, sold in London at Magma, the Tate and the Design Museum.

September 2014 - Performance poet at Wise Words Festival, Canterbury.

June 2014 - Screenwriter for a short film 'Learn to Talk' about Capoeira, directed by Roberto Duque.

2014 - Book writer for a new musical, 'Markheim', inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's short story. Working with a composer (London's Royal College of Music) and librettist (Oxford University). 

May 2014 - Support act for Mark Grist in his Canterbury performance of 'Rogue Teacher' tour. Performing my own performance poetry.

April 2014 - Playwright, 'Percussion', a play about a primary school teacher dealing with OCD and Ofsted. Performed in the Aphra Theatre at the University of Kent.

 April 2013 - Translator (from French) and writer (English version) of 'Chatterbox', a children's story. On sale in a children's boutique near London Bridge.

2013 - Poet, 'Enlightenment', published in No Wave.

November 2013 - Playwright, 'DEMOLITION', a partially devised play about the 2010 student protests in London. Performed as part of the Canterbury Festival Fringe.

January 2012 - Poet of epic narrative, 'The Emperor'. Performed at the Savoy Hotel with dance and music.

2010 - Poet, 'Frozen in a Lens', published in Did I Tell You? 131 Poems for Children in Need.

2010 - Poet, 'The Perfect Exhilaration', published in InQuire.