Finalist 2014-15

Katherine Chandler

Play: Parallel Lines

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Synopsis: Steph is 15 years old. Simon is her teacher. Both live in Cardiff but their parallel lives couldn’t be more different. When an accusation is made, their worlds collide and things aren’t as simple as they might seem.

Cast Breakdown:3 Women, 1 Man

Set/Costume Requirements: Modern day costume and the set is open for interpretation, could be as simple as a table.

Agent:Joe Philips at Curtis Brown, London

Published by:Methuen as part of 'Contemporary Welsh Plays'

Bio: Katherine Chandler is a Welsh playwright whose plays have been produced by companies such as National Theatre Wales, Bristol Old Vic, Sherman Cymru, Pentabus theatre, Theatr Nan’Og and Dirty Protest.

Katherine was the inaugural Winner of the BBC and National Theatre Wales, Wales Drama Award, with Parallel Lines. Katherine’s play Before it Rains won the Writers Guild Playwright award, Theatre Critics of Wales Awards and was a Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize. Her play Bird won the 2013 Bruntwood judges prize and is in development with Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.

Katherine’s adaptation of Terry Jones’ fairy tales The Silly Kings was produced by National Theatre Wales in Cardiff Castle and her new play Hood will be performed by 42 youth groups as part of the National Theatre Connections. BBC iPlayer released Katherine’s first film ‘Tag’ this year and she is currently working with National Theatre Wales, BBC Drama and Clean Break Theatre Company.


Parallel Lines

Photo Credit: Tom Beardshaw