Chloe Todd Fordham
Chloe’s work aims to explore intimate human relationships as well as big global stories. She hopes to amplify the voices of those who are denied one, to be inclusive and accessible, and to uncover broken systems with stories with heart.
Recent work includes: Tapestry (developed with Play’s the Thing and featured in Taking the Stage Festival at Milton Keynes Gallery, 2019), Centre Ground (produced by Small Truth Theatre as part of Kensington Karavan in 2019) and Vagina Launch (co-created with Where’s my Vagina?, Queen Elizabeth Hall, WOW Festival 2020.
Previous plays include: Sound of Silence (Bruntwood Prize Judges Award winner 2015), The Next Generation (shortlisted for Writers in Theatre Award run by Out of Joint 2017), Land’s End (shortlisted for Theatre503’s Playwriting Award, 2014), The Debtor (developed with Theatre503), Elexion (Theatre503, 2015), And Others (with Graeae and the NT, Acts of Courage Festival, National Theatre, 2018).
Short plays include: Centre Ground (Kensington Karavan, 2019), The Nightclub (Hampstead Theatre, 2017), published in “Women Centre Stage” (Nick Hern Books); Play 9 (for PLAY Theatre Company, Vault Festival, 2016); Rogan Josh (Theatre503, 2015) and Girls (Richmix, 2014).
Chloe has attended the Kenyon College’s Playwright’s Conference in Ohio (supported by Bruntwood and the Royal Exchange) and has an MA in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths University. She was a resident writer at Theatre503 through their 503FIVE scheme (2015-16), and is a graduate of the Arcola’s PlayWrought scheme and the Royal Court’s Young Writers programme.
Chloe is also available for dramaturgy, teaching and facilitation. She is the former Literary Manager at Graeae, where she led Write to Play, an artist development programme for D/deaf and disabled playwrights for over 5 years. She has taught playwriting in a variety of contexts, including to undergraduates, young people, Deaf and disabled writers and serving prisoners. She is Associate at Sphinx Theatre Company and co-leads Where’s my Vagina? (www.wmv.org.uk), an inclusive theatre collective for womxn with collaborators Jenny Sealey and Jess Mabel Jones.
SOUND OF SILENCE – Judges Award (2015)