Rebecca Crookshank is a screenwriter, playwright and international 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 play was supported by Arts Council England, published by Oberon books, shortlisted for a Liberty Human Rights Arts Award and nominated for Best New Play, Best New Production, Best Director and Best Actress in the Broadway World Awards.
Selected as one of the commissioned playwrights for the Old Vic 12, followed by two British Council artistic residencies in Vietnam, she is currently developing UK/Vietnam revenge thriller film ‘The Red River’ with BFI Vision Awardee Jude Goldrei at Lunar Lander Films, set in the UK/Hanoi and is a guest resident at Alserkal Avenue UAE.
Her development slate includes an original TV series with Cameron Roach at Rope Ladder Fiction, an 8 part series selected by MIA Pitch Forum 22 in development with Ruby Rock Pictures, a short film with award winning choreographer and director Adam Murray (Rocketman, Cruella, Ready Player One) and the stage adaptation of Craig Zobel’s (Mare of Easttown) 2012 film, Compliance in New York.
Rebecca is a selected member of BAFTA Connect 2022-2025. Since being catapulted into the public eye, she is an activist for equality and human rights as seen on BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show and Channel 4 News. She has featured and written for The Economist, The Telegraph,The Huffington Post, and The Guardian.
Rebecca is represented by Adam Maskell at Curtis Brown
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
- Exeunt Magazine
'It’s about being human and emerging,
like Athena from the battle.'