Gemma Barnett is an actor, writer and poet. She has most recently been seen in Casualty (BBC One), and her debut full length play, Agatha, recently had a hugely successful run at the Pleasance, having been selected for the Vault Five programme, supported by Arts Council England.
Previous work includes Dr Korczak’s Example at Leeds Playhouse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare in the Square, Lola at the Vaults Festival, Roosting at the Park theatre and Cousins at Soho theatre; with Goggles winning her an NSDF emerging artists award and A Hundred Words for Snow at Trafalgar Studios winning her an Offie for Best Actress.
Her spoken word piece The Front Desk won the ‘Poetry for Good’ prize and was featured on BBC Woman’s Hour and in The i Paper. Another piece, Bridge, commissioned by Theatre Deli for Pandemic in a City, was performed at the Cambridge International Arts Festival and has been selected by the BBC for the Visual Development Fund. It will be made into a short film this year.