After graduating from Oxford, Nina Raine began her career as a trainee director at the Royal Court Theatre. She dramaturged and directed the hard-hitting verbatim play UNPROTECTED at the Liverpool Everyman, for which she won both the TMA Best Director Award and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for an Outstanding Production on a Human Rights Theme. UNPROTECTED was also nominated as Best Regional Production by Whatsonstage.com. RABBIT is Nina’s first play, for which she won London’s Evening Standard Award 2006 for Most Promising Playwright, the Critics’ Circle Award 2006 for Most Promising Playwright, and was nominated as Best London Newcomer by Whatsonstage.com. The play was also shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award 2004. It premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2006 and after a sell-out run transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End, followed by a production for Brits Off Broadway in New York, in 2007. Nina’s second play, TIGER COUNTRY, was shortlisted for the Sphinx Theatre Brave New Roles Award, and is under commission to the Royal Court Theatre.