About Me

Camden Fringe Festival - 2017
Henley Fringe Festival - 2013
Dating by the Book - 2012
My name is Paul Ekert and I have been a writer now for some time - or at least it feels that way. My writing covers the brighter and darker sides of life, looking at tears through laughter, and glimpsing smiles through those cracks in our hearts. My writing is about people. It's about knowing who they are and why they do things.

Regardless of whether or not I write to thrill my readers, to make them laugh, or to make them cry, the story is always about the characters; the people and the truth of who they really are.

Up to now (January 2020), I have written and published the following:

Ordinary Monsters (a Crime novel)

Next Best Prophecy (a darkly comedic fantasy Novel)

Dating by the Book (a romantic comedy)

Being Darkly Humorous (a collection of ten minute plays aimed at small production companies)

A Darker Truth (a collection of my favourite short stories, also available in German)

Additionally, my audio play Dream On was produced by Wireless Theatre Company and is available as a Free Download from their website, or can be purchased on Amazon.

I've also been lucky enough to be an award winning playwright, having won Best New Writing in November 2012 for a short monologue 'Man with a Plan' at the Ovation Theatre awards. I also won an award for playwriting at the Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin, where my play 'Circles of Truth', was presented as part of the One Act Play Festival held there in April 2007.

One of my greatest accomplishments has been directing and producing a full length play of my own. In March 2012, in cooperation with a local Theatre group, 'Dating by the Book'. This was play performed to a packed audience hall over five nights. It is my hope that I can find another theatre company to take this play on as it's simply too good to languish on my hard drive. A PDF version of this play can be found under the Theatre tab. A novel based on this play was published on Amazon in December 2019.

In addition to this I've also written, directed and filmed various short films, most of which I have yet to complete, but at time of writing this, at least one is available on YouTube and you can view it here.

All of my work is available for production or performance, but please drop me a line first to discuss performance fees (an invite wouldn't go amiss either). I can be contacted via the Contacts page.

Happy reading people.

Paul Ekert
November 2012
Man with a Plan (7 minute monologue) was performed by Alex Babic at the Ovation Theatre Awards in Halifax. The play was awarded Best New Writing (from a group of 12 finalists) by three judges and came second in the audience vote. Alex was given Honorary Mention as Best Actor. More details can be found on the Ovation Awards home page! I am hoping to adapt this script to a short animated film.
April 2007
Circles of Truth (20 minute one act play) was awarded a place and performed by Ken Torbet and Elliott Lawrence. Direction was by Charlie Woodcock. This was part of the One Act Play Festival playwright competition at the Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin. A recording of this event is available on YouTube and by clicking the Recorded Performances link above
Oxford Fringe Festival - 2017
Oxford Fringe Festival - 2015


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