Writer of many things. Reformed actress. Neuro-anthropologist. Failed PhD student.
Currently one of Graeae's 'Write to Play' writers, writing a new play about language control, class warfare and sign language.
Following workshopping at the Birmingham Rep and performances in New York, Warpig will be coming to San Francisco in August.
My new play ZINA (exploring female sexuality within Islam) debuts early 2018.
Claustrophilia and Puppy have now finished their runs at VAULT Festival, where they received excellent reviews.
Claustrophilia: "Chilling and gripping. Westerman is an evident real talent and strong voice." Time Out
"Westerman’s writing is compelling [...] a great piece of theatre." A Younger Theatre
"A brilliant piece." Sonderlust Theatre
"A very strong piece from Westerman." View from the Cheap Seat
"A compelling and well-delivered examination of trauma, privilege and resilience. Westerman’s strong script is sturdy and thought-provoking." The Play's The Thing
Puppy: "A play that has the potential to be groundbreaking." View from the Cheap Seat
"A powerful important piece [...] that sinks into your heart" LGBQArts
"The script is a gem. The makings of a brilliant piece of theatre." Time Out.