Writing

Cheryl is currently writing a YA novel. She has co-translated plays and two novels – The Scream by Laurent Graff and David's Story by Stig Dalager which was shortlisted for the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation.

She has written several plays and has won the CROYDON INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL and been shortlisted for the ROGER LEACH MEMORIAL PRIZE. She has received several productions and numerous playreadings of her work.
Cheryl has written and contributed material to various publications and websites including:

Asianbooksblog; What’s On; The Radio Times; Publishing News, Spare Rib, Writer Magazine; Fed Magazine; Writernet; Select Magazine; Book Brunch; The Book Depository; wayofyay; Medium

As an editor, she has conceived and edited dozens of books, including Celluloid Ceiling; women directors breaking through with Gabrielle Kelly, Counterculture UK – a celebration with Rebecca Gillieron and Silent Women: Pioneers of Cinema with Melody Bridges.

Cheryl’s plays are available for production:

Productions :
Scream and Dream Again dir. Michele Frankel. Man in the Moon Theatre
Survivors co-writer T.I.E. show  toured to schools dir:Chris Baldwin
O Architect! director Catherine Carnie. New End Theatre  Pick of the Fringe. City Limits.
The Taking of Liberty director Jenny Darnell / The Steam Industry Woman in the Moon Season (Produced as part of a trilogy of plays in repertory).
Simply Hostile dir. Sarah Frankcom, Man in the Moon Theatre
Ladybird dir. Mary Bell Women's Season at Questors Theatre, Ealing

Awards:
Arts Council Theatre Writer’s Bursary
Arts Council Commission/Option Award for Simply Hostile
The International Playwriting Festival Winner – Croydon Warehouse for The Taking of Liberty
The Roger Leach Memorial Prize (shortlist) for Cox
Pick of the Fringe – What’s On for O Architect!
Marsh Award for Literature in Translation (shortlist) for translation of David’s Story

Production of translated work:
Nascendo by Alina Cadariu, co-translator, directed by Erica Kylander-Clark for the New York International Fringe Festival

Playreadings of own work and translated work:
Basta Ya dir: Phil Woods. Half Moon Theatre New Writing Festival. (platform performance)
O Architect! dir: Nick Elsworth, Riverside Studios
O Architect! Theatre Royal, Stratford East (workshop/playreading) with Theatre Venture for London Young Playwrights’ Festival. Director Heather Peace.
The Taking of Liberty dir. Catherine Arakelian Soho Poly Theatre
The Taking of Liberty  (Winner of Croydon Warehouse's Playwriting Festival) director Mark Ravenhill
Simply Hostile dir. Melina Mcall, Allardyce Nicholl Studio, Birmingham (extract)
Simply Hostile dir. Chrissy Harmar-Brown.Theatro Technis, Camden.
Twelve Women in a Cell by Nawal el Saadawi, co-translator, directed by Shabnam Shabazi. Oval House Theatre
Versus  director Astrid Hilne at Tara Arts Centre,  (workshop/playreading)
Versus, director: Rufus Norris at Young Vic Studio. (platform performance)
Nascendo by Alina Cadariu, co-translator, extract read at Tricycle Theatre, director: Janet Gordon.(extract)
When I want to whistle…  by Andreea Valean, co-translator extract read at Young Vic Studio, director :William Galinsky. (extract)
Ladybird dir. Maria Pattinson /Theatre and Beyond at Riverside Theatre, Walton on Thames.(extract)
Cox directed by Alex Clifton for The Caird Company, Highgate. Shortlisted for the Roger Leach Memorial Playwriting competition
Tellyrama dir. Mhairi Grailis for Richmond Theatre /Education at Parkshot College, Richmond. (extract)
2011 Tellyrama director David Seibert, at Orange Tree Theatre

Fiction and Non-Fiction
Jihadi Bride, a YA novel
David’s Story by Stig Dalager, co-translator of novel with Frances Osterfelt. Shortlisted Marsh Award for Literature in translation
Contributor to Delighting the Heart: A Notebook by Women Writers, ed. Susan Sellars, The Women's Press
The Scream by Laurent Graff, co-translator.
Co-editor and Contributor to The Women Writers’ Handbook
Co-editor and contributor to Celluloid Ceiling; women film directors breaking through.
Co-editor and Contributor to Plays for Today by Women
Co-editor and Contributor to Silent Women; Pioneers of Cinema
Co-editor and Contributor to Counterculture UK – a celebration