Karen Cogan is a writer/performer from Cork. Karen’s script FLED topped the 2019 Brit List, with 20 nominations from broadcasters and producers. FLED also won the BAFTA Rocliffe 2019. FLED is now in development with A Very English Scandal Exec producer Dominic Treadwell Collins and a broadcaster.
Karen has original TV projects in formal development with production companies and broadcasters including BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and ITV. She has recently worked in several writers rooms. Karen Cogan wrote on Series 2 of THE YOUNG OFFENDERS 2019 for BBC. She is currently writing on series 1 of a new Sky drama.
Karen wrote a piece for The Abbey Theatre’s ‘Dear Ireland’, performed by Siobhan McSweeney. Karen’s solo play DRIP FEED ran at the Soho Theatre and was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award, an Offie and a Dublin Fringe Award. Drip Feed was script-commissioned for television and is with a broadcaster. Her first play The Half Of It won the Stewart Parker Award and was nominated for five Fringe Awards, winning one.
Karen completed the Channel 4 Screenwriting scheme 2019 and is The Phelim Donlon Bursary recipient, The H Club’s Theatre Emerging Creative and an Arts Council Next Generation Artist. She has spoken on panels at the Traverse Theatre, The Guilty Feminist and at RADA and written a monologue for the Guilty Feminist. Karen trained as an actor at RADA.