Sarah Cassidy

I’m a writer and a lecturer and do other bits and bobs……..

Writing

My writing includes CBBC Tales from Malory Towers podcast currently on BBC Sounds. I was selected as CBBC Writersroom ‘New Voices’ class of 2020 and script read for Big Light Productions. My stageplay Bleeding with Mother came runner up for Best New Writing at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival where it had a successful 4 star run.

My other plays include At Home with the Johnsons and Big K’s Team Day (Hyde Festival Theatre, 2019 & 2017). Chums (Liverpool Playhouse, 2019). Black Dog (The King’s Arms Theatre, Salford, 2020). Bleeding with Mother was shortlisted for Best Drama, and also published by WFTS Publications in 2017. I co-created and co-wrote over one episodes of Manchester community ALL FM ‘Station Road’, I have a BBC R4 ‘Newsjack‘ credit and most recently took part in MAP 48 Hour Filmmaking challenge.

Teaching
I’m a part-time lecturer teaching screenwriting to final year undergraduates on the University of Salford accredited Media Production programme. I supervise a number of dissertations in the areas of television studies, representation in media and film of gender, mental health etc. I’ve taught classes for Alty Word Fest and Salford Art Gallery.

Personal

I was born in Preston, Lancashire. I went to university as a mature student and got a Masters in Television and Radio Scriptwriting at University of Salford, and my PGCE in Media at University of Bolton. I have two sons, two cats and one husband.