Vivienne Franzmann was a Drama teacher in London for twelve years. She left teaching in 2009 to pursue writing after winning the 2008 Bruntwood Playwriting Competition for MOGADISHU. MOGADISHU was also the winner of the George Devine Award in 2010 and opened at the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester in January 2011 and then transferred to The Lyric Hammersmith. In 2012, Vivienne was awarded the Pearson Playwright Bursary for her play THE WITNESS, which premiered in June of that year at The Royal Court. In 2013, Vivienne was commissioned by Utrecht Theatre to write a play exploring technology and young people. Her play SCARS continues to tour schools in the Netherlands today. In 2013, Vivienne was writer in residence for Clean Break Theatre Company. Her play PESTS was produced at The Royal Exchange and The Royal Court in 2014. Vivienne has written for Radio 4, Radio 3, BBC 1 and Channel 4. In 2014, she won a BAFTA for her short children’s film LIZARD GIRL. She is currently under commission at The Royal Court and Almeida Theatre. She has work in development with Big Talk and Headstrong Pictures.