My Work

Please scroll through to see some examples of my work.

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Come in, Oxford!

Writer, Director

A new play about Oxford's queer past, inspired by oral histories collected by the Tales of Our City project.

"Katy Owen’s new play Come In, Oxford is a vital piece of local storytelling, with deeper themes at its heart." Lucy Jollow, Daily Info 


Read the full review here.

Self Portrait

Writer, Director, Performer

A piece about fatphobia, self-awareness, and the process of being watched. 

Developed in association with Tablespoon Theatre, as part of their Potluck Theatre Festival.

"[A] remarkable achievement of body-awareness in this disembodied age." - Máté Tenke, Art Gate Blog

Read the full review here.

Watch here.

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The Heartwood Initiative

Producer, Facilitator, Editor

A series of playwriting workshop created in partnership with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Oldham Theatre Workshop, delivered online to encourage 11-16 year olds to write a play during the COVID-19 Lockdown.

Watch the workshops here.

Viv

Writer, Performer, Director

A comedy clowning routine in which the main character discovers the joys of masturbation after an intervention from her talking vibrator.

Performed in An Evening of Solo Performance at The Royal School of Speech and Drama. 

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Schmoozers

Co-Writer

"They're going on the best dates ever."

A 60-second comedy short about three narcissists on Valentines Day.

Available to view here.

The Spree

Dramaturg

"I like clothes, but they don't like me."


A solo performance about queerness and clothes. Written and performed by Pascale Bark.

An Evening of Solo Performance, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


10th March, 2020

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Posterity

Writer, Director

"Posterity. NOUN. Of or relating to all future generations of people."


A play about memory and what we pass on to our children.


Rehearsed reading, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

4th December, 2019

Presto

Performer, Dramaturg

"A musical journey, discovering new sounds, lost notes making their own unique music."


A non-verbal clowning piece about queerness and music. A collaboration between Milk Presents and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


Oldham Schools Tour, May 2019

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The Doomed

Writer, Director, Performer, Producer

"What would you do if there were only 5 years left?"

A bizarre comedy sketch show where stationery is running out, vegans are forming cults and the world has been given a terminal diagnosis.


Greenside@Nicolson Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

August, 2016

The Duchess of Malfi

Director, Dramaturg

"I am Duchess of Malfi still."

An hour-long adaptation of Webster's play, performed with an all-female cast.

The Miriam Margolyes Drama Studio, Oxford

10th November 2015

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A Christmas Carol

Director, Dramaturg

A contemporary retelling of Charles Dickens' original story, with a focus on the concept of charity in the modern day.


The Miriam Margolyes Drama Studio, Oxford

12th February, 2015