Kat Rose-Martin

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Eleanor Sax

Film, TV & Theatre

Bradford born and based, Kat started as an actor working for Northern Broadsides and Shakespeare’s Globe. She made it to the final 4% of BBC Drama Room and final 13% for the BBC Comedy Room. Her TV Drama THE CROSSLEYS made the BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama Top 10. In 2020 Kat won the Kay Mellor Fellowship, developing a play at Leeds Playhouse and a TV show at Rollem Productions.

TV projects in development include: OUR JOAN (Urban Myth Films), WHIPPED (Rollem), BACK TO BACK (APC Media), FIERCE (Rollem); JOYRIDE (Chalkboard TV/BBC3); THAT FUCKING FAMILY (Rockerdale Studios); THE OPPORTUNISTS (Red Planet).

Kat was part of BBC Writersroom Northern Voices; she developed online content for MyDG – THE DUMPING GROUND (BBC Children’s) and is now writing for HOLBY CITY. Recently, Kat was in an LA writers room for DAY 1s (Matthew Vaughn, Doug Ellin, Hera Pictures).

Kat is also a supported artist of Sheffield Theatres’ The Bank and High Tide’s Playwright Scheme. Theatre work includes: APHRA BEHN (Shakespeare’s Globe); JANE HAIR (Bronte Society); SHIT BUT MINE (Paines Plough); CHILDREN OF WAR (Sheffield Theatres); NOT 19 NOW (Burn Bright), and development of £1 THURSDAYS (Out of Joint); PICK N MIX (Freedom Studios) and CHEAP AS CHIPS (Leeds Playhouse).

‘Kat Martin has a really fresh, funny and grounded voice. Full of heart and exactly the sort of writer that is missing from the current TV drama scene.’

- Jemma Rodgers, Red Productions (Happy Valley, Years and Years)

 

‘She has a real warmth and energy to her that I find inspiring. I’m excited by the way she talks about infusing her work with her own experiences. She has a really clear voice and her passion for writing comes through on the page. She’s the real McCoy’

- Kay Mellor, Rollem Productions (The Syndicate, A Passionate Woman, Band of Gold)

In Development

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SCREEN

HOLBY CITY

BBC

1 x 40'

UNTITLED

Chalkboard TV / BBC 3

New original series at script stage

WHIPPED

Rollem

New series in development

OUR JOAN

Urban Myths

New series at treatment stage

THE CROSSLEYS

Rockerdale Studios

*Shortlisted BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama

UNTITLED

Rollem

New series at treatment stage

THEATRE

GLOW

Buglight Theatre

New play commission

JANE HAIR

Hull Truck / Bronte School House / Barnsley Civic

Upcoming tour
Co-created with Kirsty Smith

PICK N MIX

Freedom Studios

Full-length play in development

AUDIO

IMPOSTERS ANON

2020

Audible

Audio Drama Pilot Commission
1 x 60'

Other

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UNTITLED

2021

Hera

Writers Room

Radio

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THE CLOSE

2021

New Creatives / Tyneside Cinema / BBC Arts

1 x 15'
TX BBC Radio 4 Extra 2021
Starring Duncan Preston and Sue Devaney.

BLACKOUT

2019

Script Yorkshire / BBC Radio

1 x 10'

Theatre

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MONKEY SEE (CHILDREN OF WAR)

2020

Sheffield Theatres

Short play commission

SHIT BUT MINE

2020

Paines Plough / Sheffield Theatres

Short play commission as part of the Come To Where I Am series

NOTES TO THE FORGOTTEN SHE-WOLVES

2020

Shakespeare's Globe

1 x 15' Monologue Commission performed in Jan/Feb 2020 at Sam Wannamaker

£1 THURSDAYS (Rehearsed Reading)

2019

Out of Joint

Dir. Kate Wasserberg

JANE HAIR

2018

The Brontë Society

Site specific production touring hair salons in Bradford, commissioned by The Brontë Society
Co-created with Kirsty Smith

TALES OF GRIMM WOOD

2016

Leeds Town Hall

3 x 30' plays

SUFFRAGETTE LIVE

2015

BFI / Live Cinema / Lawrence Batley Theatre

Immersive promenade performance culminating in a scripted performance at the Lawrence Batley Theatre prior to screening of the feature film Suffragette.

Online

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MYDG

2020

BBC Children’s

Interactive Online content partnered with The Dumping Ground TV Series

'It’s important that people feel that theatre is relevant to them and, from the moment we met Kat, we knew she could write for the world we live in now. She has a real warmth and energy to her that I find inspiring, and I’m excited by the way she talks about infusing her work with elements of her own experiences. She has a really clear voice and her passion for writing comes through on the page. She’s obviously hungry to get started and I personally cannot wait to work with Leeds Playhouse to develop this new Yorkshire voice.' - Kay Mellor (Band of GoldFat Friends and The Syndicate)

‘Kat Martin has a really fresh, funny and grounded voice. Full of heart and exactly the sort of writer that is missing from the current TV drama scene she works hard and with a bit of nurturing could easily become a contender to the new breed of Northern voices following in the steps of Sally Wainwright and Kay Mellor.’ - Jemma Rodgers, Red Productions (Happy Valley, Years and Years)

‘Kat’s work has a humour, rootedness and truth that is reminiscent of the great Andrea Dunbar, with whom she shares a home town. Her play £1 Thursdays is a raw and compassionate coming of age story that has the potential to connect with audiences hungry to see their own experiences reflected on the stage, and has special relevance to that sought after thing in the theatre - a young audience. Hers is the voice of a Britain we rarely hear – female, northern, working class, funny and furious.’ - Kate Wasserberg, Out of Joint Theatre (Rita Sue and Bob Too, Consent)