‘We Me Them’ by Marj Morgan

I am a multidisciplinary creative artist.

My professional artistic/creative practice was first widely publicly recognised when I was shortlisted for the 2018 Kenneth Branagh New Drama Awards; that same year I collaborated in writing and developing a theatrical piece on basic income: ‘Utopia for Now’ for the annual Light Night Festival, in Liverpool, North West England.

My key creative career moments have been:

  • shortlisted for the 2018 Kenneth Branagh Writing Awards
  • Writer in residence for Liverpool Independents Biennial 2018
  • longlisted for ITV Original Voices 2019
  • longlisted for The Upsetters Drama Award 2019
  • awarded two residencies with Metal Culture UK between 2019-20
  • commissioned by Liverpool City Council for a Windrush play 2019
  • becoming a trustee of Homotopiafest 2020
  • commissioned by Northern Broadsides Theatre Digital Squad 2020
  • commissioned by Heart of Glass for the #WithForAbout2020 Conference
  • commissioned by NHS Mersey Care for Black History Month anti-racism film, ‘Tow The Line’ 2020
  • commissioned by Heart of Glass for #TheTalk – anti-racism PSA 2020
  • live art installed in Tate Liverpool 2018 and 2019 (Radio play – Daddy’s Boy; Short film – Henrietta Lacks)

In the last two years I have written and produced an adaptation of Marlowe’s Edward II – my version, The Mourning Bride, was a female only cast, set in 21st century Merseyside; it was staged at Hope Street Theatre over four nights and received positive reviews.

In 2019-2020 I created, developed and workshopped a programme of three refugee plays which were scheduled for performance in June 2020 – postponed due to the pandemic.

I am currently working on a new play focusing on the first case, in 1962, of a British Caribbean subject to a deportation order.

My works explore the theme of ‘Home,’ in particular historic and contemporary migration stories, giving voice to marginalised British people.
I blog and tweet regularly about social and cultural events that cross my radar as I narrate life in the shires of the UK and further afield. I also share creative writing hints and tips, opportunities and competitions as well as a number of my own short stories, essays and poems on my blog and website. I have readers and followers from around the globe, especially in the UK, USA, India, Australia and China.

A Smithdown Social Club Microcommission