Isley Lynn

Playwright | 2016 Bursary

The bursary supported the development of Isley’s play – Revolutions – enabling them to workshop this physical new piece with a full creative team.

Since receiving the bursary…

Isley has been writing for stage and screen, as well as teaching and mentoring new playwrights. Isley’s latest play The Swell recently opened to critical acclaim as part of Tom Littler’s first season at the Orange Tree Theatre, and has been nominated for Best New Play, Best Director, and Best Production at the 2023 Offies, as well as earning Isley an Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright. Isley was a finalist for the 2021-22 Women’s Prize for Playwriting with Furies, which is now being developed for the Donmar Theatre.

Isley is currently under commission to the Donmar Warehouse, Vicky Graham Productions, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and Francesca Moody Productions. They are developing new projects for television with House Productions and Brock Media.

The Swell, Orange Tree Theatre (2023)

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