Eva Hudson is a writer and director based between Bristol and London. A recent First-Class English Literature graduate from University College London (UCL), she has written and directed plays which have been staged at theatres including Arcola, Dalston; Ustinov Studios, Bath; The Camden People’s Theatre; Alma Tavern, Bristol and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is co-founder of Berwick Street Theatre Workshop, a new-writing production company based in London.
Her first play, MONDAY’S GIRL, explores communities of culpability in the fall-out of the first ever school shooting in the US, which was committed by a sixteen-year-old girl, and was optioned by Drink The Ink! after strong feedback from The Royal Court and Theatre503; her second, DREAMPHONE, was partly inspired by The Magdalen Laundries scandal in Ireland, and won the UCL Arts Award. It was subsequently performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in a production she also directed, produced and performed in.
Her most recent play, 855-FOR-TRUTH, shifts between the ‘truths’ of Meredith, an 18-year-old religious cult member, and Isaac, a budding climate scientist. Examining the similarities between religious doomsday narratives and “End Times” climate change rhetoric, the play questions where love and fear and action and inaction can be discerned. A story of connection, shared humanity and the desire- on inability- to fix or save our world and each other, it questions where even the most polarising views become similar in the stories we tell, and what can be seen through colliding science and religion with love.
Eva aims to carve out complicated roles for young women which allow them to roar and rage. Her work reflects her academic and philosophical interests and research background, and asks difficult, probing questions through stories which are full of wit and heart, and entertain. An avid reader, her work balances her literary interests with popular culture, and a belief that theatre must- above all else- provide a voice for the young. It mirrors her interest in work that pushes boundaries and is transgressive.