Dyer, Kevin (UK)

Kevin has just been awarded the Writers’ Guild Award for ‘Best Play for Children and Young People’ for his play ‘The Monster Under The Bed'. (It was also shortlisted for the Brian Way and John Whiting Awards.)

He has been commissioned to write over 50 plays for theatre companies in the UK, and is currently writing a play for BBC Radio Four; ‘The Girl who lives under the Piano’ – an international children's play with Iranian and British actors; ‘Angel’ for Theatre Hullabaloo; and ‘Minotaur’ for Polka Theatre and LKTYP, Toronto. His co-written ’12 Miles from Nowhere’ will be toured by Action Transport Theatre this autumn.

He is the Associate Writer for Action Transport Theatre and Associate Artist at The Dukes, Lancaster. He received a Writers’ Guild Encouragement Award in 2009. He is chair of judges for the Anne Pierson Award and an assessor for Arts Council England. His plays ‘The Bomb’ (based on meetings with Jo Berry whose father was killed in the Brighton bombing and Pat Magee who planted the bomb) and ‘The Monster Under the Bed’ are both published by Aurora books. 

'the Girl who lives under the Piano' is a new play being made with UK and Iranian artists. It is a play about this world and that world. It is a visual play - a mix of thriller and folk-myth - that can be performed in Farsi, English or any of the world's languages. It is currently being produced by Farnham Maltings. Collaborators and interested parties are welcome to join the conversation and help the process. Contact Gavin Stride at: info@farnhammaltings.com