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Rosemary Jenkinson

Rosemary Jenkinson

Artist-in-Residence, Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Rosemary Jenkinson is from Belfast and is artist-in-residence at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Her two short story collections are Contemporary Problems Nos. 53 &54 and Aphrodite’s Kiss. Plays include The Bonefire (Rough Magic)The Winners (Ransom), Johnny Meister + the Stitch (Jigsaw, Solas Nua), The Lemon Tree (Origin), Meeting Miss Ireland (the Abbey), Basra Boy (Brassneck, the Keegan), Come to Where I’m From (Paines Plough), Planet Belfast, Bruised (Tinderbox), Wonderwall, Ghosts of Drumglass, 1 in 5 (Kabosh), Stitched Up, Love or Money (c21), Michelle and Arlene (Accidental), White Star of the North, Here Comes the Night (the Lyric). Writing for radio includes Castlereagh to Kandahar (BBC Radio 3) and The Blackthorn Tree (BBC Radio 4). She was writer-on-attachment at the National Theatre Studio in 2010. The Bonefire was winner of the Stewart Parker BBC Radio Award 2006. Her plays have been shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, Fishamble New Writing Award and the Tony Doyle Award. Her latest play, Lives in Translation, about Somali asylum seekers, will be produced by Kabosh at this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival.

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