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About me

Mostly, I do online stuff for Film4 and broadcast stuff for the BBC.

 

Other things:

I’m Co-Producer on forthcoming teen movie documentary Beyond Clueless, and am part of the team who produced an online behind-the-scenes look at Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England, a campaign nominated for four Screen Marketing Awards in 2013.  I’m a member of the Awards Committee for the London Critics’ Circle Film Section and have hosted, written or broadcasted for Radio 4 Women’s Hour, Radio 4’s Film Programme, Today on Radio 4, BBC Radio London,  the World at One, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Time Out, Empire, Everyman Cinemas, the BFI, BBC3, Channel 5, Discovery and Picturehouse Cinemas.

I had a play produced in London this year, which I co-wrote with my flatmate, and wrote a 24 Hour Play which was produced in Bath, also this year. I was a judge for the 7th Russian Film Festival in London in 2013 and judged the short doc category at the Kerry Film Festival, also in 2013. I was a finalist in the Women Of The Future awards 2010 and selected in 2012 as one of Broadcast Magazine’s Hotshots under 30. Film4.com was nominated in 2013 by Broadcast Magazine in their Best Website for a Channel awards category, along with BBC Sport, Sky News and ITV News.

Once upon a time, I was part of the Oxford Revue, the student comedy troupe that over the years has featured Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Ken Loach, Rowan Atkinson, Armando Iannucci, Rebecca Front, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee. Unlike them, I was rubbish.

My  Twitter feed is over here. Come and say hello. You know, if you want to. You can also get hold of me at catherine dot bray at gmail dot com.

Catherine Bray by Rob Baker Ashton

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The Other Plans: the genesis of a play by Sarah Hunt and Catherine Bray

Book tickets: www.wegottickets.com/spearshaker

The Colour House Theatre

The Colour House Theatre

On April 25th, Spearshaker Theatre posted the following brief on the Arts Council mailing list:

After sell out shows at Tara Arts and The London Theatre, Spearshaker are returning with with a five night run at Abbeyfest in August 2013 and we’re looking for a play with an all female cast to fill the full five night slot.

We’re looking for plays with the following brief:

– 60-90 minutes in length.
– All female cast.
– Maximum 4 characters.
– Characters aged between 18-30.
– Basic set, lights, props, costume.
Comedies, dramas and everything in between will be considered.

This is an excellent opportunity for a writer to showcase their work as part of a large festival.

Please send scripts with a short synopsis and a bit about yourself to admin[at]spearshaker.co.uk by 22nd May 2013.

So I emailed my housemate, Sarah Hunt:

Hey… could we write something for this by 22nd May? Bearing in mind I’m going to France on the 14th so we have, like, 19 days? Yeah, I thought it was a bad idea.

Like the star she is, Sarah replied saying of course we could write a play from scratch in just over a fortnight – no problem! We sat down and developed four characters, worked out what might happen to them all over ten years, divided the scenes up, wrote them, swapped, re-wrote them, swapped, re-wrote some more, and eventually submitted the script to Spearshaker. At no point did we think too hard about whether it was mad to cover ten years in 90 minutes on stage. And after not too long, director Kate Murphy got in touch to say she would like to produce our play. It was the first play either of us had written (unless you count Murder Mystery evenings, which you definitely should) and we are incredibly excited to see what Kate and the actors she cast have made of it.
Come and find out with us, why not?

Here is where you can book tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/spearshaker