Carina Rodney

Playwright, Radio/tv/screenwriter
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Carina Rodney is an award-winning writer for stage, screen and radio. Her theatre work has toured nationally and includes original scripts, adaptations and devised work. Her radio plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and her screen work includes commissions for original TV drama.  

Carina’s stage plays include The Fighting Bradfords, Pub Quiz, Hide, Shooting Star and Canned. As well as original stage plays, Carina has developed multi-platform pieces including collaborations with musicians, choreographers and artists. Her work for younger audiences includes stage adaptations of The Worse Princess by Anna Kemp and My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid. Her work is grounded in strong characterisation and the belief that exceptional stories can be found in seemingly ordinary people and places.

Carina has worked as a writing tutor and facilitator for almost twenty years. This work includes writer-in-residence posts at schools, university teaching, international residencies and individual mentoring. Carina is a tutor for the Arvon Foundation and regularly facilities creative writing projects for New Writing North and other cultural organisations. Carina is involved in creative writing in education projects and delivers CPD training for museums, arts organisations and educational bodies. Through her work she has facilitated the development of both long- and short-term creative projects for new writers with outcomes including radio plays, short films, anthologies and theatre productions.

Carina currently lives in North Shields with her husband, young son and ever-decreasing circle of aged pets. She is currently working on a new screenplay.

Carina Rodney
Image credit: Madeleine Waller

Fellowships

University of Newcastle upon Tyne 2018/19