Naomi Westerman – Playwright
Naomi Westerman is a British playwright and former anthropologist whose work has been widely performed across the UK and internationally. Her first play 'Tortoise' (a drama exploring female mental illness) debuted at the New Wolsey Theatre before transferring to London, and her second play 'Puppy' (a queer rom-com about feminism, porn and political protest) sold out at Vault Festival where it was highlighted as a pick of the week by Time Out and the Guardian.
Other works include Brenschluss (commission for Graeae, debuted at the Curve Theatre, shortlisted for the Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award), War Pig (Birmingham Rep, later off-Broadway run and US tour), Fallout (St James Theatre) and Women of Paradise (Trafalgar Studios). She was one of the playwrights chosen to co-write the collaborate stage play 'Sketching' under head writer James Graham.
Short plays and monologues include 'The Frogs' (Best of Bolton Monologue competition winner), 'Grandma Fought a Bear' (Royal Court) and 'Sugar Babies' (High Tide).