who we are

RoughHewn was founded by two dramaturgs and directors: Tamar Saphra & Tommo Fowler. 


Between us, we've been script readers for some of the UK's top new writing theatres:

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And for these playwriting prizes:

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Beyond our work as freelance dramaturgs...

Tamar is Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, recently assisting onVassa by Mike Bartlett.


She was also Assistant Director on Eve Leigh's Midnight Movie at the Royal Court.

Tommo is Visiting Tutor on the MA Creative Writing (Playwriting) at City University.

Recently, he translated & adapted Ödön von Horváth's novel Youth Without God for the University of Salford.

You can find more about our work as theatre directors here:

Arts journalist and theatre critic Holly Williams consults with us as an associate. 

She writes as a freelancer for the New York Times, Independent, Financial Times, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Time Out, The Stage, WhatsOnStage and the Times Literary Supplement.

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