Amanda Verlaque is a writer for stage, screen and VR. The MAC, Belfast produced her critically acclaimed debut play Distortion, and her radio play Lolly, which featured in their On the Street Where We Live audio series (which she also executive produced). She’s just made her debut as a director for VR with her short film Egg, produced by RETìníZE. Amanda’s career in the creative industries began as an arts and entertainment journalist before moving into TV drama and film. She enjoyed 25 years as an award winning script editor, storyliner, producer and executive producer on dramas such as Holy Cross, River City, Red Rock and Ups & Downs for broadcasters and companies including BBC, RTE, Blinder Films, Tiger Aspect and Element Pictures.  

Amanda’s new play, This Sh*t Happens All the Time, exploring homophobic hate crime, coercive control and misogyny, was produced by The Lyric Theatre, Belfast and has just received its Irish premiere.  

Image, Alanda Verlaque.