Polly Creed is a writer, director and producer from North Essex. She is the founder of True Name Theatre and Power Play Theatre, a theatre company and think-tank that carries out original data research around gender inequality in the arts, as well as programming new work by women. Power Play’s debut site-specific showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018 won a Scotsman Fringe First for Emma Dennis-Edward’s play, Funeral Flowers.
Polly’s activist and theatrical work has been featured in various papers and platforms, including The Independent, The Scotsman, The Stage and The Guilty Feminist podcast. Meanwhile, her writing has been shortlisted for a Sit Up Award and won Best New Writing at LSDF 2018. As a producer she was shortlisted for the Old Vic 12 2020. In 2020, her short film Alone Once was selected for Cannes Short Film Festival and Montreal Independent Film Festival.