Rebecca
Crookshank

Rebecca Crookshank is a writer and international visual artist with a unique story.


Aged 17, she joined the Royal Air Force. Her lived experience informed her later writing of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, an award-winning solo play which toured the UK, receiving its international premiere on 42nd Street, New York. Her autobiographical play explores sexual harassment, inequality and injustice in military institutions. The show was supported by Arts Council England, published by Oberon books, was shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights Arts Award. The play was nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Director and Best Actress in the Broadway World Awards and was shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Audience Choice Award.



Rebecca is working across Film, Television and Theatre. Since being catapulted into the public eye, she has been an activist for equality and human rights and has featured on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show and Channel 4 News.


Rebecca was selected as one of the commissioned playwrights for the Old Vic 12. As a result, she is currently developing an original TV series for Sky Drama.


Rebecca was selected for two British Council artistic residencies in Vietnam, and her time spent there has led her to develop UK/Vietnam revenge thriller film The Red River with BFI Vision Awardee Lunar Lander Films, set in the UK/Hanoi. Other international world includes developing Craig Zobel’s 2012 film Compliance for stage, directed by Whitney Mosery in New York.


Rebecca is currently developing a new play Secretions of the Lac Beetle, set inside a nail bar, inspired by revolutionary women, cross-cultural friendship and her research in South East Asia. The play received its first reading at The Park Theatre in 2019.


Rebecca is alumni of the Royal Court Writers Group and the Soho Theatre Writers Lab. She has featured and written for The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian. Her interview on Channel 4 News received over 5 million views in one week. Her mission continues.


CV

Theatre

Writer 

Director Simone Mason

Selected as part of Theatre 503's Rapid Write Response

Theatre 503
Director Tamsin Oglesby

Development and Staged reading

The Park Theatre
Director Whitney Mosery

Adapted from the 2012 film by Craig Zobel

UK/US

Edinburgh World Premier (Underbelly), UK Tour & New York United Solo Festival (Theatre Row, 42nd Street)

UK/US

Film

Writer 

Feature film (In development)

Lunar Lander Films Broadcaster

The short film was officially selected for:

  • ​CBFF 2019 - BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Film Festival
  • World of Film International Festival Glasgow 2018
  • London-Worldwide Comedy Short film festival 2018
  • Oregon Short Film Festival 2019
  • Best comedy Heart of England Film Festival
  • WOFFF (Women over 50 film festival) 2019

Television

Writer 

An original series in (In Development) 

SKY TV

Adaptation of the novel Post Mortem (In Development)

Sly Fox Productions

Co-writer 

Co-writer with Nigel Douglas. TV Pilot

Other

Writer 

Commissioned Playwright (2017)

Developed with WARP films and Bcr8tive


Workshop of a new play about infertility and friendship


Writer and artist in residence at Frederic Bremer E17


Recipient of the Artist International Development Fund 2018 


Artist Residency in Hanoi, Vietnam

Director 

2007 - 2015 

Company Director of the SHAC/ SHACADEMY Ltd. An Education workshop company in Devon reaching out to 500 young people per week. Devised work and after school workshops encouraging new writing and creative consultancy with schools. Clients include The Royal Ballet, LAMDA, The International School of Harrow Beijing and the British Vietnamese International School.