In-Sook is a Korean-born, London-based playwright and filmmaker. She studied dance in New York at Alvin Ailey before moving into acting. Her first play won the Verity Bargate Award.
She is currently under commission to the Manchester Royal Exchange, National Theatre Connections and will be on attachment to the National Theatre Studio later in the year.
In-Sook’s most recent production P’YONGYANG was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize and enjoyed a sell-out run and critical acclaim at the Finborough Theatre, Winter 2016.
★★★★ The Times ‘A striking new play… part Orwellian nightmare, part neon-lit fantasy.’
★★★★ The Guardian ‘A North Korean dream of love and freedom.’
★★★★ The Evening Standard ‘Stinging insight into a warped reality.’
ABSENCE – 2016
The Clare, Young Vic Theatre. A short play.
Commissioned by Soho Theatre.
TALES OF THE HARROW ROAD – 2010
Soho Theatre. Directed by Suzanne Gorman.
THIS ISN’T ROMANCE – 2009
Soho Theatre. Directed By Lisa Goldman.
Winner of the Verity Bargate Award.
DISLOCATED INTIMACY – 2007
Trafalgar Studios. A short play for Paines Plough.
In-Sook has just shot her second short film KOTCHEBI as writer/director.
Feature film as writer/director adapted from her award- winning stage play THIS ISN’T ROMANCE.
Development funded to final draft by Film4
Feature film as writer/director in development with Tilt Films.
FULL – 2011
A short film (dur.11 minutes).
Commissioned by Cineast: BBC Writers Room/ B3 Media. Festival screenings include Encounters and the London Short Film Festival.
THIS ISN’T ROMANCE – 2011
BBC Radio 3, the Wire.
HONG KONG BY NIGHT – 2009
BBC Radio 4.