Directors: Theatre, Writers: Film & Television, Writers: Playwrights
Zinnie Harris is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director. Her plays include HOW TO HOLD YOUR BREATH (Royal Court Theatre, 2015); THE MESSAGE and ON THE WATCH (Tricycle Theatre London 2012), THE WHEEL (National Theatre of Scotland, 2011) joint winner of the 2011 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and a Fringe First, short-listed for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award; THE PANEL (Tricycle Theatre, London 2010); THE GARDEN (Traverse Theatre, 2009); FALL (Traverse Theatre, 2008) SOLSTICE (RSC, 2005); MIDWINTER (RSC, 2004) winner of an Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for playwriting, and short-listed for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award; NIGHTINGALE AND CHASE (Royal Court, 2001); and FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING (Royal National Theatre/Tron Theatre, 2000/1), which was winner of the Peggy Ramsay Playwriting Award, the John Whiting Award and a Fringe First award as well as being specially commended by the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and short-listed for the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright, BY MANY WOUNDS (Hampstead Theatre 1999) shortlisted for the Allied Domecq Award and the Meyer Whitworth Award. Adaptations include A DOLL’S HOUSE (Donmar Warehouse, 2009) and MISS JULIE (National Theatre of Scotland, 2006).
Zinnie also writes for television and radio, including two 90 minute dramas for Channel 4 – BORN WITH TWO MOTHERS and RICHARD IS MY BOYFRIEND, episodes for the BBC One Drama Series SPOOKS, and as lead writer on the series PARTNERS IN CRIME, based on the Agatha Christie novels TOMMY AND TUPPENCE, for Endor / BBC 1 (broadcast in 2015).
Zinnie is currently under commission to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland. She has been Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre since Spring 2015.