Penelope Skinner
Penelope Skinner

2017 Finalist


Synopsis: A 55 year old woman fights back as the life she has carefully constructed starts to fall apart.

Cast Breakdown: 5W, 3M

Set/Costume Requirements: a house, an office place

Agent: Cathy King at Independent Talent (UK), Scott Chaloff at WME (USA)

Play Service:  Faber & Faber and Oberon Books (UK) and Samuel French (USA). They are available on Amazon

Bio: Two of Penelope’s plays received world premieres last season: The Ruins of Civilization at Manhattan Theatre Club and Linda at the Royal Court Theatre in London. The Village Bike premiered upstairs at the Royal Court and made its American debut at MCC Theater in 2014 starring Greta Gerwig and directed by Sam Gold. Her other plays include Fred’s Diner (Magic Theatre, San Francisco; Chichester Festival Theatre), Eigengrau (Bush Theatre), and Fucked (Old Red Lion).  She also writes for television and film, and co-wrote a graphic novel Briony Hatch, with her sister Ginny Skinner.