Zoe Cooper is a playwright and theatre practitioner. Her most recent play, Jess and Joe Forever, won her the Most Promising Playwright Award at the Off West End Awards 2017 and was longlisted for the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award for its production at the Orange Tree Theatre. It then went on a UK Tour, and recently played at the Traverse during the Edinburgh Festival 2017.She is currently participating in The Big Room, which is a scheme for 5 established playwrights to create work for larger audiences. Zoe is also completing a PhD at Newcastle University, where she also lectures on drama. Zoe took the M Phil in Playwriting at the University of Birmingham and was on the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. She worked as literary assistant at Hampstead Theatre and her plays Nativities and Petrification were developed and produced at Live Theatre in 2012 and 2016 respectively.