Chloe Orrock – British (Midlands)

Chloe (they/she) is an actor and sometimes poet from the West Midlands, currently based in Brighton and London. They trained at LAMDA.

They have worked across London’s Off-West End venues and have toured extensively, nationally and internationally. Recent projects include returning to the role of Sheila in the UK and Ireland tour of Stephen’s Daldry’s acclaimed production of ‘An Inspector Calls’, and touring in the cultural hotspot of Cape Verde with Mark Norfolk’s ‘Naked Soldiers’, playing throughout the archipelago, including at West Africa’s largest international theatre festival, the Mindelact.

Like many actors, they have an undying love for Shakespeare, and have had a ball doing plenty of this in the past, as well as other period pieces and adaptations. However, recently, they have also been developing their interest in new writing and collaborative rehearsal processes, working on several projects alongside the writer, from an earlier point in the script’s life. This has also included branching out into performance art, working with visual artist and writer Sam Cottingdon.

Chloe also writes, and has performed her spoken word short play, Of Sirens And Other Monsters, at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington, and the Brockley Jack Theatre. She was a highly commended Foyle Young Poet of the Year, has won the LAMDA Original Poetry Performance Prize and the Farrago Summer Slam, and has recently won first prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition. Her work is published in journals including Skylight 47, Channel Magazine, Púca Literary Magazine, ubu., and RockPaperPoem. She is particularly interested in ritual, grief, and transformation; and in women and gender non-conforming people in myth and history.

Chloe loves history, and did her undergrad degree in this at Oxford before becoming an actor. When she’s not acting or writing, she teaches longbow archery with Events from History.

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