EVE LEIGH Writer for Performance –If you’re looking for fun, dark, and subversive storytelling, you’ve come to the right place.




Eve Leigh is an award-winning, internationally recognised writer for performance, creating work in collaboration with a range of leading performance and digital artists as well as leading her own projects. Frequent subjects include the internet, Eastern Europe, disability, queer noir, immigrant memory, joy, stupidity, sex, and love. Her work is designed for an emergent audience used to sophisticated, multiplatform storytelling.

Plays include Midnight Movie (Royal Court); the dance play While You Are Here (The Place/Dance East); The Trick (Bush Theatre, national tour); Salty Irina (Nowy Teatr Warszawa – reading); Spooky Action at a Distance (Royal Court/RWCMD); The Curtain (Young Vic Taking Part); Stone Face, and Silent Planet (both Finborough Theatre). 

Game text and story design includes The Delegation (Coney/Точка доступа); A Day In The Life of Someone Else (Oscar Mike). 

Installations include Movimento/Variations (36 маймуни/Bulgarian National Theatre Festival); Your Future (HAU/Sophiensaele/Ballhaus Ost/Camden People’s Theatre). 

Dramaturgy includes How To Win Against History (Young Vic). 

Commissions include National Theatre ConnectionsBush TheatreRoyal Shakespeare Company, and Sheffield Theatres. She was the first-ever artist-in-residence at the National Theatre of Greece 2017.

Awards include Jerwood/Royal Court New Playwright Award 2019 (with Jasmine Lee-Jones)Bruntwood Prize shortlist 2019, Berlin Theatertreffen Stueckemarkt selection 2020.

Published on:
13 Aug 2020


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