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Alex Critoph Women's Writes Producer

Alex Critoph


Women’s Writes is Alex’s brainchild and started life in 2019 as a New Writing Night for female-identifying and non-binary playwrights. It played it’s first sold out show at The Arcola Theatre in 2019 and then headed to VAULT Festival 2020. Since then she’s curated and produced over 30 short plays across 5 New Writing Fests at VAULT, Arcola and the ONCOMM Nominated Online Festival. 


It's continued to grow, and in 2022 Women's Writes took ‘We’ll Dance on the Ash of the Apocalypse’ by Melissa-Kelly Franklin to The Park Theatre’s Come What May Festival. Alex also wrote Women's Writes' new play with songs ‘And We’ll Catch Stardust, Yes We Will’, which had an R&D showing at VAULT Festival 2023.

She's also written a couple of opinion pieces for The Stage Newspaper here.


In a freelance capacity Alex has produced; ViSiBLE Theatre Ensemble's ‘Five Characters in Search of a Good Night’s Sleep’ directed by Mike Alfreds which played at The Southwark Playhouse in May 2022 and ‘Salt Water Moon’ directed by Peter Kavanagh at The Finborough Theatre which played in Jan 2023.


As a playwright her work has been performed at VAULT Festival, The Arcola Theatre and The Brighton Fringe Festival. In 2020 she was commissioned alongside 19 other writers including Roy Williams and Jon Brittain for the ImagiNation series, her short play SKY can be read here. She has also previously been shortlisted for the Theatre 503FIVE.


She has also directed short plays; ‘Like It’s Your Last’ by Barry McStay and ‘Zig Zag Zig’ by Christian Graham for The Miniaturists at The Arcola Theatre, and a short version of 'Supernova’ by Rhiannon Neads at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington. 


Alex trained on the BA at LAMDA and took her MA in Creative Writing with OU.

Read more about some of her past projects below.

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