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Nina Berry

Writer

Nina is a writer based in the North East of England. In 2016 her debut play The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes at Live Theatre, Newcastle received critical acclaim and returned the following year in 2017 for a second sell-out run.

Nina is the co-creator and writer of The Six Twenty’s gig-theatre show Fans which received rave reviews in both 2016 and 2018.

Nina was longlisted for the Kudos North Writers Award in January 2018 and in April 2018 she was selected to take part in The North Wall’s

Catalyst Programme which saw an extract of her play WINGS performed as part of their 2018 Alchemy Festival.

Nina has also written extensively for The Six Twenty’s comedy/sketch show MIXTAPE, Live Theatre’s Youth Theatre and she recently made her screenwriting debut with short fiction film Salt which was co-written and screened as part of the NFTS Graduate Showcase 2019.

As well as writing Nina has worked previously as both a director and dramaturg for stage and she also runs the creative writing course at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Credits

CURRENT WORK
Production (role):
HEAT OF STARS
Company:
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Project details:
Past, present and future worlds collide in an epic tale about love, global disaster and stardust. Heat of Stars is under commision by Live Theatre, Newcastle and underwent research and development at The National Theatre Studios, London earlier this year.
Production (role):
THE TAXI DRIVER’S DAUGHTER (Adaptation)
Company:
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Project details:
When Louise is sent to prison for three months for assaulting a policeman with a stiletto shoe, Christmas looks set for disaster, Nana Price decides to moves herself in and fifteen-year-old Caris goes gently off the rails. Whilst her taxi-driver father Mac struggles to keep the family together, finding solace talking to his passengers, Caris is drawn into the intriguing darkness of the nearby vale where she meets George. Their relationship leads her away from school and everything she has known previously, into a new and unnerving world which looks set to throw her and the rest of the family into terrifying chaos. Under commission by Live Theatre, the novel ‘The Taxi Driver’s Daughter’ by Julia Darling is currently being adapted for the stage.
Production (role):
WINGS
Company:
North Wall, Oxford
Project details:
Wings Is a spine-tingling, supernatural, poetic exploration of life and death which charters one woman’s journey to uncover the truth and help bring solace to a grief-stricken family. Wings started its life in 2018 at The North Wall, Oxford and a 20 minute extract of the piece was performed as part of their Alchemy Festival earlier this year.
STAGE PLAYS - FULL LENGTH
Date: 2018
Production (role):
FANS
Company:
Live Theatre/Canada Water/N16/Northern Stage
Project details:
Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke
Date: 2016-2017
Production (role):
THE TERMINAL VELOCITY OF SNOWFLAKES
Company:
Live Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Max Roberts & Graeme Thompson

A play about what it means to grow up, fall in love and how the tiniest, seemingly most insignificant detail can change eternity, or then again maybe not. The play received critical acclaim in 2016 and returned by popular demand in 2017 for a second sell-out run.
STAGE PLAYS - SHORT
Date: 2018
Production (role):
WINGS
Company:
The North Wall, Oxford
Project details:
20 minute extract

Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke
Date: 2017
Production (role):
HYDROLEPATHY (Rehearsed reading)
Company:
Live Theatre/Theatre Katapult, Aarhus
Date: 2015
Production (role):
PAPER WALLS
Company:
Alphabetti Theatre
Project details:
Directed by ​Lee Rosher
Date: 2015
Production (role):
WORDS WITH LOVE
Company:
Live Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Anna Ryder
Date: 2015
Production (role):
THE FLIGHT
Company:
Live Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke
Date: 2014
Production (role):
X-SCAPE
Company:
Live Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Jon-Luke McKie
SHORT FILM
Date: 2019
Production (role):
SALT
Project details:
Directed by Raphael Chipperfield
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Date: 2016 - Present
Production (role):
Associate Artist
Company:
Live Theatre
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Catalyst Project
Company:
North Wall, Oxford
Date: 2018
Production (role):
Kudos North Writers Award
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Writing Workshops
Company:
Royal Court/New Writing North
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Writers' Group
Company:
Live Theatre

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): HEAT OF STARS
    Company: Live Theatre, Newcastle
    Project details: Past, present and future worlds collide in an epic tale about love, global disaster and stardust. Heat of Stars is under commision by Live Theatre, Newcastle and underwent research and development at The National Theatre Studios, London earlier this year.
  • Production (role): THE TAXI DRIVER’S DAUGHTER (Adaptation)
    Company: Live Theatre, Newcastle
    Project details: When Louise is sent to prison for three months for assaulting a policeman with a stiletto shoe, Christmas looks set for disaster, Nana Price decides to moves herself in and fifteen-year-old Caris goes gently off the rails. Whilst her taxi-driver father Mac struggles to keep the family together, finding solace talking to his passengers, Caris is drawn into the intriguing darkness of the nearby vale where she meets George. Their relationship leads her away from school and everything she has known previously, into a new and unnerving world which looks set to throw her and the rest of the family into terrifying chaos. Under commission by Live Theatre, the novel ‘The Taxi Driver’s Daughter’ by Julia Darling is currently being adapted for the stage.
  • Production (role): WINGS
    Company: North Wall, Oxford
    Project details: Wings Is a spine-tingling, supernatural, poetic exploration of life and death which charters one woman’s journey to uncover the truth and help bring solace to a grief-stricken family. Wings started its life in 2018 at The North Wall, Oxford and a 20 minute extract of the piece was performed as part of their Alchemy Festival earlier this year.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): FANS
    Company: Live Theatre/Canada Water/N16/Northern Stage
    Project details: Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke
  • Date: 2016-2017
    Production (role): THE TERMINAL VELOCITY OF SNOWFLAKES
    Company: Live Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Max Roberts & Graeme Thompson

    A play about what it means to grow up, fall in love and how the tiniest, seemingly most insignificant detail can change eternity, or then again maybe not. The play received critical acclaim in 2016 and returned by popular demand in 2017 for a second sell-out run.
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): WINGS
    Company: The North Wall, Oxford
    Project details: 20 minute extract

    Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): HYDROLEPATHY (Rehearsed reading)
    Company: Live Theatre/Theatre Katapult, Aarhus
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): PAPER WALLS
    Company: Alphabetti Theatre
    Project details: Directed by ​Lee Rosher
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): WORDS WITH LOVE
    Company: Live Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Anna Ryder
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): THE FLIGHT
    Company: Live Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): X-SCAPE
    Company: Live Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Jon-Luke McKie
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2019
    Production (role): SALT
    Project details: Directed by Raphael Chipperfield
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2016 - Present
    Production (role): Associate Artist
    Company: Live Theatre
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Catalyst Project
    Company: North Wall, Oxford
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): Kudos North Writers Award
    Company:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Writing Workshops
    Company: Royal Court/New Writing North
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Writers' Group
    Company: Live Theatre