Joe is an award-winning writer from Birmingham, who has developed work with the Old Vic, Lyric Hammersmith, Bush, Hampstead, Birmingham REP and BBC Radio 3. In 2014, he was selected for the BBC Writersroom 10 and won the Channel 4 Playwriting Award (formerly Pearson Award). In 2015, he was the Writer in Residence of Pentabus Theatre Company, and in 2017, he was selected for the Orange Tree Writers Collective and the Old Vic 12.
His debut play Mayfly premiered at the Orange Tree Theatre in Spring 2018, and led to nominations for Best New Writer at the Stage Debut Awards and Most Promising New Playwright at the OffWestEnd Awards, which he won. Mayfly is published by Nick Hern Books.
In 2019, Joe was selected for the BBC TV Drama Writers Programme, through which he is developing a pilot with STV. He is currently under commission with Sheffield Crucible, Audible and Carnival Films.
MAYFLY (Orange Tree Theatre) – April 2018 – May 2018
Directed by Guy Jones
Rehearsed reading at the Cambridge Junction, July 2016 with Pentabus Theatre Company. Directed by Adele Thomas
Performed by Erin Doherty, David Moorst, Katy Stephens and Glyn Pritchard
(I FEEL FINE) (New Diorama Theatre / VAULT Festival) December 2014 – February 2015
ONLY ON SUNDAYS (The Door, Birmingham Rep) November 2014
PRIDE AND JOY (The Door, Birmingham Rep) January 2014
ONLY ON SUNDAYS (Ovalhouse Theatre) November 2013
Short play performed as Part of the You Might Also Like Season
Winner of IdeasTap Brief for Theatre Renegade’s Courting Drama at the Bush Theatre
LAND’S END (THE DOOR, Birmingham Rep) October 2013
Extract performed for PILOT Nights
SPECIE (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh/New Diorama Theatre) August – September 2013
Developed with FatGit Theatre
PANGAEA (ETT) May 2013
Selected by Old Vic New Voices for their Lab Workshop and Rehearsed Reading
The play also had a rehearsed reading at the HighTide Festival Theatre in November 2012
Currently being workshopped with Vicky Graham Productions and Ovalhouse Theatre
DEAR ME (Lyric Hammersmith) March 2013
Collaboration with Lyric Young Company for the Generation X project
SATELLITES (Cockpit Theatre) February 2013
Short play produced by Descent Theatre
A SON (Lyric Hammersmith) February 2013
Selected for the Lyric Gala with Simon Russell Beale as the lead.