Clodagh Chapman is a Manchester-based writer/director/maker.

She did a Geography degree once, which was ace because it let her spend three years writing and thinking about really big things (like ghosts and rivers and cultural artefacts.)

Things that she’s into include, but are not limited to, work that is very silly, work that is very funny, work that is very sad, work that is all of these things at once. Also, confetti canons.

Feel free to get in touch at clodagh.chapman(at)outlook(dot)com, or @CloChpmn on Twitter/Instagram.

“A brilliant show full of heart – it’s history that is far from dull and has been smacked through a queer kaleidoscope of charm, dark humour and vibrancy”

- The Guardian, on butterfly



Photographer: Natalie Argent



AWARDS


Official Selection at BIFA- and BAFTA-qualifying film festivals // with First Kiss (With A Girl)

Triple Axel Award (Nom.) at BAFTA-qualifying 38th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg // with First Kiss (With A Girl)

Pint-Sized Award 2018 (Longlist) // writing award associated with the Bunker Theatre

VAULT Five 2021 (Longlist) // artist development scheme with VAULT Festival


TRAINING


MA Advanced Theatre Practice (Distinction), Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

BSc Geography (First Class Hons), University of Bristol
[ Graduated with the Qualitative Human Geography Dissertation Prize. ]


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Box of Tricks Theatre Company, Pen Pals: six-month writer development scheme // ongoing

RECreate Accelerator: paid programme of artist development from ReCreate Agency // ongoing

NSDF LAB 21/22: 9-month attachment with NSDF, creating new piece of work // 2021/22

BFI NETWORK x Young Vic Theatre, ShortCuts: 9 hours of paid talent development // March 2020

Tobacco Factory Theatres: Writers’ Scheme, mentored by Mike Akers // 2018/19

National Theatre, Digital Storytelling: Creative Development Weekend // Summer 2018

Theatre West: mentoring & script development // Spring 2018


PRESS


Interview for DIVA Magazine // April 2022 // Ladyfriends is the story of a sapphic suffragette power couple

Article for Brycgstowe // May 2021 // Alumni Stories: Creative Careers with a Geography Degree

Interview with Mslexia // Spring 2020 // Play List with Clodagh Chapman

Interview with The Crumb // February 2020 // Interview: Bedlam Chorus

Interview with DIVA Magazine // January 2020 // Bedlam Chorus are the queer theatre-makers telling untold stories

Interview with Bristol 24/7 // March 2019 // Queer theatre with ‘real humans at the heart of the story’