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Bethan Marlow

Bethan Marlow

United Kingdom

Writer, Scriptwriter, Television, Interactive & New Media

TFL

SeriesLab Participant 2018
Writers' Room Participant 2011

biography

Bethan is an award winning writer. She is driven to write by people’s stories- their journeys, their experiences and their way of surviving in the world. Her process involves working very closely with unheard groups on the fringes of our society to create scripts where their voices are heard loudly, honestly and creatively. Her proudest works are the site-specific interactive theatre productions she created by collaborating with the LGBT community of Swansea (“A Queer Christmas”, Mess Up The Mess), with residents of a council estate in her home in North Wales (“C’laen ta!” Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru) and her first verbatim play “Sgint” (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru). She loves to test boundaries and enjoys telling stories on multiple platforms.

Her previous credits include- “From Land to Mouth” (Pentabus), Cysgu'n Brysur (Arad Goch, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and WMC), Ar Waith ar Daith (Walk the Plank), PyC (S4C/BBC Wales), A Place Called Home (Birmingham Rep), The Beach (National Theatre Wales) and Such Tweet Sorrow (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Bethan was selected as one of four Welsh writers on the talent scheme ‘Y Labordy’ and was also a finalist on the 2016 Wales Drama Award. She received a Creative Wales Award last year to explore the possibility of the "audience as co-creators” and won the first “Straeon Iris” competition (an Iris Prize/S4C/Ffilm Cymru and Bfi Net.wok initiative) which culminated in short film “Afiach” (Sick) being made and premiered at the Iris Prize Film Festival this year.

She is currently working on a new verbatim play for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and has received development funding from Ffilm Cymru Wales to write her first feature, "Maddie's Year" (working title).

Bethan is originally from North Wales, writes in both Welsh and English and lives with her wife and two young children in Cardiff.