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Julia Cranney                              



Julia is an award-winning writer/actor and Co-Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Pennyworth Productions. Through Pennyworth she curates ‘PEN’ a bi-monthly new writing night, which is hosted by the Arcola theatre alongside major regional theatres which focuses on politically motivated work. Her aim as an artist is to use new writing to challenge old ideas and to highlight under-represented voices and stories on both stage and screen.

Julia trained as a writer with the Liverpool Everyman's Young Writers Programme and was a national finalist at the Triforce Creative Network Monologue Slam. She has written for both the Cambridge Footlights and Marlowe Society and was accepted onto Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab for 2017. Julia has been nominated for an Offie for Most Promising New Playwright 2018 for her works MOMENTS and EMPTY BEDS, showing in Jan/Feb 2018 at The Hope Theatre, Islington as a double bill. She is working on new play MAGMA and new tv spec ATTACHMENT which has been optioned by Warp Films.


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