He has always written, even before he could write.
John Clarke established himself in 2002 when he graduated from the prestigious Royal Court's Young Writers Programme. He has First Class Honours Degree in English from King's College London and an MA in Language Acquisition from the University of Essex.
John's work including poems have been published in magazines FIRE, Still, The Affectionate Punch, along with work in poetry and writing anthologies.
John is passionate about diversifying theatre audiences and bringing stories to the stage that are unknown or forgotten. He believes theatre can change our future and is a supporter of emerging playwrights through the 8th Wonder Creative Exchange.
John Clarke - Playwright
Full Length Plays
•Giving as the World Gives, 2002, Royal Court Young Writers Programme
•In, (dir. Julian Ollive), 2003, rehearsed reading at Royal Court Theatre
•Circle To No Place, 2004, second round of Verity Bargate Award
•Vulnerable Woman, 2013
•Loving Offline, 2013
•Play [title anonymous], 2013, submitted to Bruntwood Prize
•Fringes, 2013, play in development
•Turakina, 2013, play in development.
•Here I Am, (dir. Clara Armand), 2004, rehearsed reading at Stratford Circus, also adapted for film
•Limit, (dir. Clara Armand). 2005, rehearsed reading at Stratford Circus
•The Glint At Midday, 2012, rehearsed reading at Todmorden Hippodrome
•Barefoot, (dir. Barrie English,), 2013, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
•Female Picasso, 2013
•Without Resistance, 2013
•Travelling North, to appear at Halifax Playhouse, Autumn 2013
•Fruits of the Forest, 2013
•Tell Me Something About Politics, 2013
•2004 - Collaboration with Martin Romanella on the film Ciudades Dormitorio