James McDermott is a queer writer based in East Anglia represented by Independent Talent. His plays published by Samuel French include Rubber Ring (Pleasance Islington/UK Tour; Winner of Pulse Festival’s Suitcase Prize 2017) and Time & Tide (Park Theatre; Offie nominated for Best New Play 2020; longlisted for the Bruntwood, Papatango and Verity Bargate Playwriting Prizes). James is currently developing new plays with Norwich Playhouse, Mercury Theatre Colchester and Eastern Angles. He is also one of the writers on EastEnders. James teaches scriptwriting at Norwich Theatre Royal and is visiting lecturer in Scriptwriting at Norwich University of the Arts.