Joanna Murray-Smith
Joanna Murray-Smith

2022 Finalist

Berlin

Synopsis: An intense contemporary two-hander set in a Berlin loft. When a young Jewish foreigner and a captivating German waitress spend a night together, they discover that as they fall in love and lust, the ghosts of history must be confronted.  Funny and volatile, the play explores the dangerous territory of whether a line can be drawn in the present regarding crimes of the past.

Cast Breakdown: 1 W, 1 M

Set/Costume Requirements: One set: a simply furnished atmospheric student loft in an old building in Berlin.

Agent: Cathy King at 42 (London)
Direct line: +44 207 257 6292
Office: +44 207 292 0554

Play Service: Currency Press

Bio: Joanna Murray-Smith’s plays have been produced and translated all over the world, in over two dozen languages, including on Broadway, the West End and at the Royal National Theatre in London. Her plays include Berlin, Honour, Switzerland, Songs for Nobodies, American Song, The Female of the Species, Ninety, Bombshells, The Gift, Three Little Words, Rockabye, Pennsylvania Avenue, True Minds, L’Appartement, Day One-A-Hotel-Evening, Fury, Rapture, Nightfall, Redemption and Love Child, amongst others. Joanna has also adapted Hedda Gabler (Australia) and Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage for Sir Trevor Nunn (Coventry/London).  She is also a librettist, screenwriter and novelist. She has been nominated for and won many awards.