Juliet Gilkes Romero is of Caribbean descent, was born in East London and grew up in Suffolk. She has been a television journalist with the BBC for many years reporting from countries including Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti and the Dominican Republic but left the corporation last year to become a full-time writer. Juliet’s play Upper Cut received a rehearsed reading at the TARA Theatre last year. Her play Razing Cane was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award. One Hot Summer, a radio play, aired as an Afternoon Play on BBC Radio4 in 2012.
In 2009 Juliet won the Best Play Award at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for her play At The Gates of Gaza (Birmingham Rep and UK tour ’08).
Juliet was part of Hampstead Theatre’s Writers’ Attachment Scheme and wrote Sergine performed at An Evening for Haiti fundraising event there in January 2010. Juliet has a Master’s Degree in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths University (2001), UCLA Extension Writers’ Programme, Los Angeles (1998) and was the recipient of the BBC’s Alexander Onassis Bursary (1997). Oberon also publishes At The Gates of Gaza
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