Gary Owen (playwright)

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Gary Owen
Born 1972 (age 44–45)
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Occupation Playwright

Gary Owen (born 1972) is a Welsh playwright and winner of the 2003 Meyer-Whitworth Award for new writing for the theatre.

He was writer in residence at Paines Plough between 2001 and 2002, and was previously script editor at BBC Wales Drama (1998–2000). His plays have been performed around the United Kingdom from London to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and abroad as far as Canada, Australia and Germany – in which Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco was performed in German at Theater in Der Fabrik, Dresden in February 2003.

His latest work, Mary Twice, was premiered at Porthcawl Pavilion, South Wales by Bridgend County Youth Theatre on 4 and 5 April 2008.

His 2010 play Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian is a nominee for the 2010 TMA Awards best new play.


Owen's work includes;

Violence and Son 2015 premiered at the Royal Court


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