Born: London, UK
Juliet Gilkes-Romero is an award winning writer for stage and screen. She is Writer in Residence at the National Theatre 2022/2023 attached to the New Works Department. Juliet is the recipient of the Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play 2020, the Roland Rees Bursary 2019, named in honour of the co-founder of the Alfred Fagon Award, and the BBC World Service Alexander Onassis Research Bursary. In 2009 Gilkes-Romero won the Best Play Award at the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for her play At the Gates of Gaza, produced at Birmingham Rep in 2008. Gilkes Romero is also a former journalist and worked for the BBC, reporting from countries including Ethiopia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, before graduating with an M.A. in Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Her plays include; The Gift a retelling of Medea filmed for Jermyn Street Theatre’s 15 Heroines of Greek Tragedy season 2020, The Whip performed at the RSC’s Swan Theatre 2020, Day of The Living performed at The Other Place as part of RSC’s Mischief Festival 2018, Upper Cut at the Southwark Playhouse 2015, At The Gates of Gaza, Birmingham Repertory Theatre & tour, winner of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Play Award 2009, Bilad Al-Sudan performed at the Tricycle Theatre (now Kiln) as part of its 2006 season dealing with genocidal conflict in Darfur.