Shaun is a playwright and screenwriter.
He has participated in the Royal Court’s New Writers' Group and has been a writer on attachment at the Soho Theatre. His first play, Positive, received its debut professional production at the Park Theatre to critical acclaim, with the Times describing him as ‘a playwright to watch’ and the Stage comparing his ‘water-tight script’ to an ‘exceptional sitcom’. The play is published by Playdead Press.
He regularly runs the hugely popular short play night, Briefs, at the Waterloo East Theatre with his theatre company West Avenue Theatre Company.
For television, Shaun writes for popular Channel 4 drama Hollyoaks alongside which he is developing his own original comedy and drama ideas.
Shaun also works as a journalist. His articles have appeared in a variety of publications including The Telegraph, Yahoo and Daily Mirror.
His ever popular blog can be found at: http://shaunkitchener.com/life-etc/news-blog/
A timely look at love and monogamy; a funny, frank and razor-sharp examination of modern gay relationships.
Unrequited love, bitter break-ups, loud sex, the afterlife, dressage and accidental murder are all covered in this relentlessly entertaining collection of six short plays.
The story of Benji, a twentysomething living with HIV. This isn’t a story about doom, gloom and death, though – it’s about Benji’s struggles with stigma, and the anxiety that comes with it.
SPOILER: Nobody dies.
O one-act drama about Leanne, a young woman who faked her own death and escaped to live in a caravan in the woods under a new identity, a long way from home.
Writer & Director
A one-act two-hander about a former couple thrown back together by a huge storm a year after their split...
Hit long-running drama about a group of teenage friends and their families.