Juliet is currently commissioned at Synergy Theatre Project, The Donmar Warehouse, Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and the RSC’s Swan Theatre. She is also the recipient of the Alfred Fagon award for Best New Play 2020, the Roland Rees Bursary 2019, named in honour of the co-founder of the Alfred Fagon Award, and the BBC World Service Alexander Onassis Research Bursary.
Production Highlights – Plays
Her plays include; The Gift a retelling of Medea filmed for Jermyn Street Theatre’s 15 Heroines of Greek Tragedy season 2020, The Whip performed at the RSC’s Swan Theatre 2020, Day of The Living performed at The Other Place as part of RSC’s Mischief Festival 2018, Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse 2015, At The Gates of Gaza, Birmingham Repertory Theatre & tour, winner of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2009 , Bilad Al-Sudan performed at the Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln) as part of its 2006 season dealing with genocidal conflict in Darfur.
Production Highlights – TV
Screen and audio includes; Soon Gone; A Windrush Chronicle co-produced by Sir Lenny Henry’s production company Douglas Road and the Young Vic Theatre, and One Hot Summer broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Juliet currently has a TV drama in development.
She was recently the RSC/Birmingham University Creative Fellow and has an MA in Writing For Performance from Goldsmiths College, London University.
Juliet worked as a BBC foreign affairs reporter and producer for several years (BBC World Service Radio and BBC World TV). She has reported from countries including Ethiopia, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Juliet is also a Trustee at the Film & Television Charity.
“I have a passion for telling stories. I started as a journalist, travelling around the world, encountering the most courageous, people living in extraordinary situations… refugees, displaced people, political warriors, poets, musicians, cultural ambassadors in the fight for their human rights and dignity
My subject matter is largely political and concerned with the handprint of history on the present moment.”
Frida Kahlo’s house
Frida Kahlo’s house. Coyoacán. Mexico City