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Playwrights Database

This aims to be a comprehensive database of Scotland's professional playwrights, including those who have been closely associated with Scotland or with Playwrights' Studio. It also features those who have received formal support from Playwrights' Studio but whose work may not yet have been professionally produced.

We hope it gives you a flavour of the diversity of Scotland's playwrights.

If you are a professional playwright from Scotland, living in Scotland, or have received formal development support from us, and we haven't yet been in touch, please do contact us and we will rectify this!

Otherwise, please simply send us a biog or CV and a headshot now to info@playwrightsstudio.co.uk. We will ensure your profile is published on the site as soon as possible.

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Jennifer Adam

Jennifer is a Scottish Playwright from Kinross and currently lives in Edinburgh.
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Davey Anderson

Davey works in theatre as a writer, director, dramaturg, musical director and workshop facilitator. He was an Associate Playwright with the Playwrights’ Studio 2010-11.
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Peter Arnott

Peter was born in Glasgow in 1962. He began his career at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in May 1985 with White Rose.
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Phil Baarda

Phil is an emerging playwright based in on the Black isle in the Highlands.
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Grace Barnes

Director and playwright Grace spent most of her young life, from the age of 7, in Lerwick.
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Zoe Barrett

Zoe is a Glasgow based playwright who graduated with honours in Drama and Performance from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2013.
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Tim Barrow

Born in Edinburgh, and brought up between Australia & Scotland, Tim Barrow's first stage play Guy was produced at London’s Pleasance Theatre.
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Colin Bell

Colin Bell is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Bangor, Co. Down. He is a founding member/writer of Village Pub Theatre, Edinburgh.
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Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett is a playwright, novelist and performer who lives near Glasgow and has performed his work at numerous international festivals
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Kate Bowen

Kate is a playwright and producer based in Glasgow. In 2012 she won the New Writer's Award from Playwright's Studio Scotland.
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Selina Boyack

Selina graduated from The Royal Conservatoire and has worked extensively as an actor and writer.
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Martin Brocklebank

Martin Brocklebank is a professional scriptwriter who has written for EastEnders, Doctors and River City. He’s had plays produced by Paines Plough and Fiendish Plot.
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Ian Brown

Ian is a Scottish playwright and novelist. His extensive work has been produced by a wide range of companies throughout the UK and abroad.
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Stewart Brown

Following a career as Fiction Editor of a large publisher, Stewart began writing for theatre in the early 90s as a member of the Byre Writers.
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Gregory Burke

Gregory Burke is a Scottish playwright from Rosyth, Fife, Scotland.
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Vlad Butucea

Vlad Butucea is currently a mentored playwright. He developed his writing skills as a student of Media at Glasgow University.
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John Byrne

John Byrne was born in Paisley in 1940. He worked as a 'slab boy' at AFT Stoddard, the carpet manufacturers, before going to Glasgow School of Art.
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Gowan Calder

Gowan Calder is an actress, director and writer based in Scotland. She began her writing career as a playwright but has recently been working on an interactive graphic novel.
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Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell grew up in Edinburgh where he still lives. A full-time writer since 1974, he is active as playwright, theatre historian, stage director, script writer and poet.
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Alison Carr

Alison is a playwright who has worked with theatres and companies including Paines Plough, nabokov, Old Vic New Voices, New Writing North, Village Pub Theatre and 5065 Lift.
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Kevin Carr

Kevin is a writer, performer and musician predominantly based in the West of Scotland.
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Pamela Carter

Pamela is a playwright and dramaturg. Her plays include: Slope, Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Skåne and What we know.
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Hammaad Chaudry

Hammaad Chaudry's work has been staged both in the U.K. and U.S. including The Royal Court Theatre in London
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Jacqueline Clark

Jacqueline is a Shetland based writer who often writes in the Shetland Dialect. She was awarded the McLellan Award for plays written in Scots in 2007 and 2009.
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Grae Cleugh

Grae lives and works in Glasgow where he was born and brought up. He trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before becoming a playwright.
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Jo Clifford

Jo has written over 70 performed scripts which encompass every dramatic form and her work has been performed all over the world.
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Rachel Clive

Rachel is a writer, theatre-maker and arts facilitator based in Scotland. She was founder and artistic director of Tramway's Theatre Arts Group
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Stewart Conn

Stewart Conn is an award winning poet and playwright. His writing has seen production across stage, screen and radio.
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David Cosgrove

Extensive credits across theatre, radio and television which include creating two series for Citv (Butterfingers, Uncle) Dad the latter winning Scottish BAFTA Best Children's TV.
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Mike Cullen

Mike Cullen is one of Scotland's leading writers for both stage and television.
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Paddy Cunneen

Paddy Cunneen is a theatre director, playwright and composer. In addition to being Artistic Director of ‘Tumult In The Clouds’, he is an associate director of Cheek by Jowl Theatre.
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Catherine Czerkawska

Catherine Czerkawska is a Scottish based novelist and playwright.
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Kate Davidson

Kate is a writer who specialises in works that are bold and fantastical with an emphasis on themes of moral dilemma, coming-of-age, families and friendship.
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Michael Daviot

Michael is an Edinburgh-born actor and playwright, who has been working professionally since 1983.
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Chris Deans

Christopher was born in Glasgow in 1967 and has been working as a playwright since the mid-1990’s.
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MJ Deans

MJ Deans is an actor and fluent Gàidhlig speaker from Glasgow.
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Ann Marie Di Mambro

Ann Marie Di Mambro has written several stage plays including Tally’s Blood, Brothers of Thunder and The Letterbox.
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Jack Dickson

Jack Dickson is an author and playwright based in Glasgow. He was awarded a Playwrights' Studio, Scotland New Playwrights Award in 2013.
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Des Dillon

Des Dillon was born in Coatbridge and is an internationally acclaimed award winning writer and playwright.
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Selma Dimitrijevic

Selma is a director and playwright and Artistic Director of Newcastle based company Greyscale.
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Chris Dolan

Award-winning poet, author and playwright Chris Dolan was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Sylvia Dow

After working in the arts as drama teacher, arts education officer, Head of Education for the Scottish Arts Council, and arts consultant, Sylvia Dow began a new career as a playwright.
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Anne Downie

Educated at Glasgow University and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, award-winning writer/actor Anne Downie has written extensively for theatre, television and radio.
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Rob Drummond

Rob Drummond is a former Associate Playwright at Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. He is a playwright, performer and director.
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Clare Duffy

Clare is a co-director of Unlimited Theatre and recently completed her practice as research PhD at Glasgow University.
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Ross Dunsmore

Ross is from Glasgow. Initially training at RADA as an actor he has since worked extensively in film, television and theatre.
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Andy Edwards

Andy is a writer, performer and dramaturg based in Glasgow as well as a recent graduate from the Universityof Glasgow's Playwriting and DramaturgyMLitt programme.
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Oliver Emanuel

Oliver Emanuel is a playwright currently living in Glasgow. He has written for theatre and radio.
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Stewart Ennis

For 27 years Stewart Ennis has worked as writer, actor, director, teacher & occasional songwriter with some of Scotland’s best theatre companies.
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Catrin Evans

Catrin is a Director and Playwright based in Glasgow, with a focus on creating new work within a collaborative environment.
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Fiona Evans

Fiona Evans is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad.
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Robert Alan Evans

Robert Alan Evans is a writer, director and devisor working across the UK. He has written extensively for young people including Kes, Caged, and The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk.
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Cathy Forde

Cathy Forde was a Glaswegian award-winning novelist of fifteen books for children and young people until her first play, Empty, was commissioned in 2008.
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Riccardo Galgani

Riccardo Galgani was born in Glasgow in 1969 and had his first play, Acts, produced by the Traverse Theatre in 1999. Other plays include Green Field (2002) and The Found Man (2005).
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Annie George

Annie George is a writer, director, performer and award-winning filmmaker, based in Edinburgh.
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Lee Gershuny

Lee Gershuny, originally from New York City, is founder/Artistic Director of the Edinburgh based, Elements World Theatre.
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Kevin P Gilday

Kevin P. Gilday is a writer and spoken word artist (amongst other things) living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Sue Glover

Sue Glover was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and has lived most of her life in East Fife.
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Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon is an Edinburgh based playwright. In 2011, he co-founded Twa Dugs Theatre Company with the aim to produce exciting new Scottish work.
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Stephen Greenhorn

Stephen Greenhorn has been a dramatist for theatre, radio and television since 1989. His plays have been produced by a variety of theatre companies around the UK and the world.
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David Greig

David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969. Since his first main stage production ‘Europe,’ at The Traverse in 1996, his work has been produced extensively abroad.
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Catherine Grosvenor

Catherine Grosvenor’s performed plays include The Tinderbox, Gabriel, and One Day All This Will Come To Nothing. She is passionate about encouraging people to write.
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George Gunn

George's first play was Roughneck (Traverse, 1984). Since then he has written over 50 plays for stage, community groups, schools and BBC radio.
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Tanika Gupta

Over the past 15 years Tanika has written over 20 stage plays that have been produced in major theatres across the UK.
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Sue Gyford

Sue is an emerging playwright and actor based in Edinburgh. She is supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2016.
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Kris Haddow

Kris Haddow is a Scottish playwright and performer. He is a former mentee of the Playwrights' Studio, and was one of the Traverse Fifty in 2013.
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Rosanna Hall

Rosanna is a Glasgow-based female playwright who has been writing for ten years.
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Maryam Hamidi

Maryam is a multi-disciplinary writer, theatre maker and actor.
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Chris Hannan

Chris Hannan's work has been staged by the RSC, the Old Vic, the Bush, Shakespeare's Globe, the Traverse and the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Zinnie Harris

Zinnie’s plays include The Wheel. She was writer in Residence at the RSC from 2000 – 2001 and is currently an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
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David Harrower

Playwright David Harrower was born in Edinburgh in 1966. His first play, Knives in Hens (1997), was first produced at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1995.
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Lesley Hart

Lesley won Playwright Studio Scotland's New Playwright Award in 2011, as well as being an actor who has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio drama.
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Iain Heggie

Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow. His plays include Wholly Healthy Glasgow, American Bagpipes, Sex Comedies, King Of Scotland, and Tobacco Merchants Lawyer.
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Lewis Hetherington

Lewis Hetherington is a Glasgow based Playwright and Theatre Maker whose work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling.
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Ella Hickson

Ella is a multi-award-winning playwright, who is the recipient of the 2013 Catherine Johnson Award.
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Anne Hogg

Anne was a mentored playwright for 2013-14. She has worked as an assistant to the director of the West End Festival.
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Jules Horne

Jules Horne is from the Borders, and writes for stage and radio. She has won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts for her plays for Nutshell Theatre, 'Allotment' and 'Thread', directed by Kate Nelson.
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Robyn Hunt

Robyn Hunt was a mentored playwright in 2005/06. Since then, she has written for both stage and film.
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John Paul Hurley

John Paul Hurley is an accomplished actor and screenwriter who in recent years has made a foray in to playwriting.
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Kieran Hurley

Kieran Hurley is an award winning playwright and theatre maker living in Glasgow.
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Molly Innes

Molly has been an actress for over twenty years. In 2013 she started writing plays and became one of the Traverse 50.
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David Ireland

Originally from Belfast, David trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has worked as an actor with many theatre companies across the UK.
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DC Jackson

D. C. Jackson is a London-based writer, whose plays include My Romantic History, as well as The Wall, The Ducky and The Chooky Brae.
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Belle Jones

As an actor Belle has toured nationally and internationally. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights 2015.
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Deb Jones

Deb Jones is a Welsh playwright and theatre maker based in Glasgow. She has written for theatre, radio and television.
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Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay is a Scottish Writer from Edinburgh and is currently the National Poet for Scotland.
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Lisa Keddie

Lisa Keddie is a writer based in Glasgow. She has recently completed an MA in TV Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian and is one of the Playwrights' Studio Mentored Playwrights 2015.
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Nelly Kelly

Nelly is an emerging playwright who has recently graduated with distinction from the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy course at Glasgow University
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Grace Knight

Grace Knight is a Glasgow-based playwright and author.
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Jenny Knotts

Jenny Knotts was the first recipient of the David MacLennan Award in 2013 and received a Playwrights Studio Scotland New Playwrights Award in 2014.
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Louise E. Knowles

Louise E. Knowles is an Edinburgh-based writer originally from Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Alison Lang

Alison Lang writes prose fiction and drama in Gaelic and English
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David Leddy

David Leddy is a writer and director based in Glasgow, where he is the artistic director of Fire Exit theatre company.
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Jo Lennie

Jo is an emerging playwright based just outside Glasgow. She is supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2017.
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James Ley

James Ley is a playwright living in Leith. He is a founding member for Village Pub Theatre (VPT) and studied Acting at the Royal Conservatiore of Scotland.
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Kenny Lindsay

Kenny Lindsay is an actor and playwright who works in both Gaelic and English. He is currently based in Glasgow.
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Christine Lindsay

Christine Lindsay is a playwright and screenwriter born and brought up in a small rural mining village near Cobbinshaw.
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Liz Lochhead

Liz’s plays are performed around the world and she is currently the Scottish National Poet.
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Skye Loneragan

Skye Loneragan is an award-winning writer/performer and poet. She is newly appointed Artistic Director of Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre based in Roytson, Glasgow
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Ian Low

Ian started writing in his final year at art college while studying animation in Dundee.
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Kieran Lynn

Kieran Lynn trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and works as a director and playwright.
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Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir

An acclaimed author, bàrd and storyteller, Martin has been working across genres for a number of years.
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Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir writes poetry, prose, drama and journalism, in Gaelic and English and splits his time between Inverness and his hometown of York.
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Iain Finlay Macleod

Playwright, screenwriter and novelist based on the Isle of Lewis. Iain's original stage plays include The Pearlfisher
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Hector MacMillan

For over forty years now he has combined the life of a freelance dramatist with research into Luthery.
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Kevin MacNeil

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides, now resident in London.
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Mark MacNicol

Mark is a Playwright, Director (stage/screen) and Novelist. He graduated with a Masters degree in writing for screen from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2012.
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Iain Macrae

Iain has worked for over 30 years as a professional actor in theatre, television and radio. He is also a recipient of the Gaelic New Playwright award.
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Ali Maloney

Originally and predominantly a writer, Ali's exploration of words in performance has encompassed a wide range of disciplines.
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Philippa Mannion

Born in Edinburgh and based in London, Philippa Mannion is an award winning playwright, producer and performer.
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JC Marshall

JC Marshall is a playwright based in Glasgow. She has written for many theatres both in the UK and internationally
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Euan Martin

Euan is a writer with Right Lines Productions along with co-writer and director Dave Smith.
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Lorna Martin

Lorna is a new playwright based in Edinburgh. She is also an award-winning journalist.
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Mairead Martin

Mairead is from the Isle of Skye and a fluent Gaelic speaker. She was chosen for the Playwright’s Studio 2007 Mentorship Scheme, which resulted in the play entitled Sapna.
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Xana Marwick

Xana Marwick is an artist in Residence at Summerhall (Edinburgh), Associate Artist of both Platform (Glasgow) and the Lyceum (Edinburgh) Creative Learning dept.
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Douglas Maxwell

Douglas Maxwell is currently based in Glasgow. He is the author of 'Decky Does a Bronco', and his plays have been performed around the world.
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Simon McCallum

Simon was selected for the Royal Court/BBC Writersroom 50 scheme in 2006/7, The Traverse Emerging Writers project in 2007 and Channel 4’s Pilot Scheme in 2007/8.
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John McCann

John is currently under commission with The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Replay Theatre Company, Belfast.
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Nicola McCartney

Nicola McCartney is an award-winning writer and director, based in Scotland. A graduate of Glasgow University, her plays include Heritage, Lifeboat, and Easy.
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Rachael McGill

Rachael McGill was born in Shetland in 1974 and has been writing professionally for stage and radio since 1998.
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Andy McGregor

Andy is a theatre director, writer and composer. He trained at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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Jen McGregor

Jen trained in directing at Mountview. She is based in Edinburgh.
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John McKay

John McKay is a Scottish writer and director in TV, film, and theatre.
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Kathy McKean

Plays include Becoming (2002), Gone (2005), Lie to Me (2006), Beneath You (2007), Flooded (2007)and Leave Taking (2013).
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Shona McKee McNeil

Shona's passion for the arts has led her to work in professional and community theatre, on radio and television, in Barlinnie prison and on large scale outdoor passion play productions.
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Alan McKendrick

Alan McKendrick is a writer, director and translator working across theatre, film and opera.
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Johnny McKnight

Johnny is a writer, director, actor and performer as well as the joint artistic director of Random Accomplice Theatre Company.
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Linda Duncan McLaughlin

Linda lives in Glasgow. She won a Playwrights’ Award from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland in 2013, which has enabled her to undertake work on a new play, Descent.
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Linda McLean

Linda McLean is a multi-award winning playwright from Scotland, she was Chairwoman of the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland from 2007 - 2015.
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Gary McNair

Gary McNair is a playwright and director based in Glasgow. He was a mentored playwright in 2011/12.
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Lindsay Miller

Lindsay was mentored by Isabel Wright as part of the Playwrights' Studio mentorship scheme 2011/12.
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Seonag Monk

Awarding winning writer Seonag Monk has been writing for twenty years. She has written for long form television drama, animated film, stage, radio.
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Mairi Morrison

Mairi is an actress, singer, writer and director based in Glasgow.
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Raman Mundair

Raman Mundair is a playwright and poet. She was born in India and moved to the UK at the age of five. Writer of 'The Algebra of Freedom' and 'Side Effects'.
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Rona Munro

Rona was born in Aberdeen and has written plays, television and radio. She was the Senior Playwriting Fellow for the Traverse Theatre.
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Lynsey Murdoch

Lynsey has been mentored through Playwrights Studio Scotland by Anne Marie Di Mambro. and her play The Invincible Sum was included in the Bruntwood Prizes' Top 100 Plays of 2013.
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Tom Murray

Tom Murray is a playwright, poet and fiction writer living in the Scottish Borders. He has had a number of his plays produced professionally.
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Rebecca Nada-Rajah

Rebecca Nada- Rajah is a writer, dancer and martial artist currently living in West Lothian.
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Anthony Neilson

Anthony Neilson is a writer and director from Edinburgh.
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Sandy Nelson

Writer, actor and musician, Sandy began writing in 2006 after 15 years as an actor. He continues to act as well as write and was a stand up comic for a while.
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David Ian Neville

David Ian Neville is a playwright and director. He trained in theatre in Edinburgh and has worked as an actor, writer, director and drama facilitator.
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Eve Nicol

Eve is an emerging playwright and director from Glasgow. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Martin O'Connor

Martin O'Connor is a performer, writer and theatre maker from Glasgow. His work includes poetry performances, playwriting, directing, education and participation projects.
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Ronan O'Donnell

Ronan is based in Edinburgh and writes plays for the professional stage and community groups. He also writes short films.
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Conor O'Loughlin

Conor is an Irish playwright currently based in Edinburgh.
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Adura Onashile

Adura is an international performer and writer. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson is an award winning writer for stage, film, and television. He has written several plays for children, many of which have been performed around the world.
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Morna Pearson

Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Elgin. Her recent play The Artist Man and the Mother Woman premiered at the Traverse Theatre in November 2012.
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Frances Poet

Frances is a Glasgow-based playwright with fifteen years of experience working in theatres across the UK as a dramaturg and Literary Manager.
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Lou Prendergast

Lou Prendergast is a Glasgow-based writer, director, performer and theatre-maker. She is currently working on a PhD in contemporary playwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.
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Tom Pritchard

Tom is an international performer and maker, a facilitator of multidisciplinary improvisation and a writer for performance. He is based in Glasgow.
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Cormac Quinn

Cormac Quinn is a Glasgow based writer, originally from Galway in Ireland, who has worked for television and theatre. His television credits include Raven: The Dragon’s Eye for BBC.
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Lynda Radley

Lynda Radley is an award-winning playwright and dramaturg who has been working in professional theatre for over a decade.
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Jeremy Raison

Jeremy Raison is the author of more than 30 plays including The Rain Gathering (National Theatre, Traverse, Radio 4), The Sound of My Voice (Citizens, Assembly), Blitz (Traverse)
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Mark Russell

Mark Russell is a poet, drama teacher and playwright. His play Night Duty was first performed as part of the Glasgow West End Festival in 2006.
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Alistair Rutherford

Alistair Rutherford lives and works in Edinburgh. He has over 13 years’ script writing experience in film, radio, theatre, TV and interactive games.
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Corinne Salisbury

Corinne Salisbury is an emerging playwright.
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Sara Shaarawi

Sara Shaarawi is a theatre maker from Cairo who is currently based in Glasgow. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Michael Shand

Michael Shand is Edinburgh-based playwright who has been writing scripts for almost a decade and aspires to write (and occasionally produce) risky, cutting edge theatre.
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Rebecca Sharp

Rebecca’s work spans theatre/performance, poetry and prose. Her plays/performances include Last Child, Danger: Hollow Sidewalk
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Gillian Shirreffs

Gillian has been selected for the 2015 Mentoring Programme.
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Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir

As artistic director of Brite Theater Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir has directed all of the company's shows and written or adaptated most of their plays
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Sam Siggs

Sam Siggs is an Edinburgh-based Playwright. His first play was produced whilst he was still studying Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Margaret University.
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Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a playwright. He was born in Hamilton and is currently based in Tain, Highlands, and has worked in touring theatre since 1985.
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Stef Smith

Stef works professionally as a writer, director and workshop leader. She is best known for writing the text for award winning show 'RoadKill'
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Wilma Stark

Wilma G Stark is a writer/translator for theatre.
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Gerda Stevenson

Gerda Stevenson is a writer of drama, poetry and prose. Her poetry and prose have been published widely in newspapers, literary magazines and anthologies throughout Britain and abroad.
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Ellie Stewart

Ellie is currently a member of the BBC Writersroom10 project, developing There is Mischief with the Traverse Theatre.
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JD Stewart

JD Stewart is an emerging playwright currently completing his studies at New York University. In 2016, he was awarded the Dewar Arts Award for Scotland.
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May Sumbwanyambe

In 2015 May was the winner of the BBC PAF's £10k Legacy Award
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Ben Tagoe

Ben Tagoe is a playwright and screenwriter originally from Scotland but now based in West Yorkshire.
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AJ Taudevin

AJ Taudevin’s recent plays include Chalk Farm, co-written with Kieran Hurley which is currently touring internationally in a highly acclaimed production by ThickSkin.
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Drew Taylor

Drew Taylor is a theatre director and writer based in Glasgow. He is one of the recipients of the New Playwrights Award 2015.
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Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and the current Online Director for the School of Writing at San Francisco Academy of Art University.
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Sandy Thomson

Sandy Thomson grew up on the North East Coast of Scotland and trained at RADA in London. She is a playwright and dramaturg.
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Héloïse Thual

Heloise is a young playwright, writing both in French, her native language, and English. She is interested in tackling issues regarding bisexuality and transsexuality.
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Martin Travers

Martin Travers has been part of the Playwrights Studio, Scotland's mentoring scheme and has been on writing attachment with the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Julie Tsang

Julie was in receipt of a small grant award from the Tom McGrath fund in 2013 and is a member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights.
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Elspeth Turner

Elspeth is an actor, writer, musician, and founder of Edinburgh-based theatre company, Stoirm Òg.
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Anita Vettesse

Anita Trained at RCS in Glasgow and has a BA in Dramatic Art. She has worked extensively as an actor in Theatre, Radio and TV for nearly 20 years.
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Roxana Vilk

Roxana Vilk is an award winning Iranian/ British film and theatre maker, writer and musician.
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Jenna Watt

Jenna Watt is an award winning director and playwright. In 2016, Jenna's play Faslane won both a Scotsman Fringe First and Summerhall Lustrum Award.
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Jeremy Weller

Jeremy began making drama projects in Edinburgh some 20 years ago, and has since become a leading exponent in the area of inclusive, person-centered and immersive theatre/film.
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Owen Whitelaw

Owen is an emerging playwright and is supported by Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Mentoring Programme 2017.
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Lesley Wilson

Lesley lives in Fife and was mentored by Playwright's Studio Scotland in 2013. To date she has had a number of pieces read at both The Traverse and Tron Theatre.
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Isabel Wright

Isabel Wright is a playwright and screenwriter based in Edinburgh.
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Morna Young

Morna Young is an Elgin born writer, actress, musician, singer and composer. She is a former Playwrights' Studio's New Playwrights Award Recipient and a former Mentored Playwright.
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Jennifer Adam

Jennifer is a Scottish Playwright from Kinross and currently lives in Edinburgh.
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Davey Anderson

Davey works in theatre as a writer, director, dramaturg, musical director and workshop facilitator. He was an Associate Playwright with the Playwrights’ Studio 2010-11.
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Peter Arnott

Peter was born in Glasgow in 1962. He began his career at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in May 1985 with White Rose.
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Phil Baarda

Phil is an emerging playwright based in on the Black isle in the Highlands.
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Grace Barnes

Director and playwright Grace spent most of her young life, from the age of 7, in Lerwick.
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Zoe Barrett

Zoe is a Glasgow based playwright who graduated with honours in Drama and Performance from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2013.
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Tim Barrow

Born in Edinburgh, and brought up between Australia & Scotland, Tim Barrow's first stage play Guy was produced at London’s Pleasance Theatre.
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Colin Bell

Colin Bell is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Bangor, Co. Down. He is a founding member/writer of Village Pub Theatre, Edinburgh.
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Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett is a playwright, novelist and performer who lives near Glasgow and has performed his work at numerous international festivals
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Kate Bowen

Kate is a playwright and producer based in Glasgow. In 2012 she won the New Writer's Award from Playwright's Studio Scotland.
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Selina Boyack

Selina graduated from The Royal Conservatoire and has worked extensively as an actor and writer.
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Martin Brocklebank

Martin Brocklebank is a professional scriptwriter who has written for EastEnders, Doctors and River City. He’s had plays produced by Paines Plough and Fiendish Plot.
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Ian Brown

Ian is a Scottish playwright and novelist. His extensive work has been produced by a wide range of companies throughout the UK and abroad.
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Stewart Brown

Following a career as Fiction Editor of a large publisher, Stewart began writing for theatre in the early 90s as a member of the Byre Writers.
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Gregory Burke

Gregory Burke is a Scottish playwright from Rosyth, Fife, Scotland.
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Vlad Butucea

Vlad Butucea is currently a mentored playwright. He developed his writing skills as a student of Media at Glasgow University.
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John Byrne

John Byrne was born in Paisley in 1940. He worked as a 'slab boy' at AFT Stoddard, the carpet manufacturers, before going to Glasgow School of Art.
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Gowan Calder

Gowan Calder is an actress, director and writer based in Scotland. She began her writing career as a playwright but has recently been working on an interactive graphic novel.
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Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell grew up in Edinburgh where he still lives. A full-time writer since 1974, he is active as playwright, theatre historian, stage director, script writer and poet.
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Alison Carr

Alison is a playwright who has worked with theatres and companies including Paines Plough, nabokov, Old Vic New Voices, New Writing North, Village Pub Theatre and 5065 Lift.
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Kevin Carr

Kevin is a writer, performer and musician predominantly based in the West of Scotland.
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Pamela Carter

Pamela is a playwright and dramaturg. Her plays include: Slope, Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Skåne and What we know.
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Hammaad Chaudry

Hammaad Chaudry's work has been staged both in the U.K. and U.S. including The Royal Court Theatre in London
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Jacqueline Clark

Jacqueline is a Shetland based writer who often writes in the Shetland Dialect. She was awarded the McLellan Award for plays written in Scots in 2007 and 2009.
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Grae Cleugh

Grae lives and works in Glasgow where he was born and brought up. He trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before becoming a playwright.
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Jo Clifford

Jo has written over 70 performed scripts which encompass every dramatic form and her work has been performed all over the world.
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Rachel Clive

Rachel is a writer, theatre-maker and arts facilitator based in Scotland. She was founder and artistic director of Tramway's Theatre Arts Group
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Stewart Conn

Stewart Conn is an award winning poet and playwright. His writing has seen production across stage, screen and radio.
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David Cosgrove

Extensive credits across theatre, radio and television which include creating two series for Citv (Butterfingers, Uncle) Dad the latter winning Scottish BAFTA Best Children's TV.
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Mike Cullen

Mike Cullen is one of Scotland's leading writers for both stage and television.
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Paddy Cunneen

Paddy Cunneen is a theatre director, playwright and composer. In addition to being Artistic Director of ‘Tumult In The Clouds’, he is an associate director of Cheek by Jowl Theatre.
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Catherine Czerkawska

Catherine Czerkawska is a Scottish based novelist and playwright.
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Kate Davidson

Kate is a writer who specialises in works that are bold and fantastical with an emphasis on themes of moral dilemma, coming-of-age, families and friendship.
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Michael Daviot

Michael is an Edinburgh-born actor and playwright, who has been working professionally since 1983.
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Chris Deans

Christopher was born in Glasgow in 1967 and has been working as a playwright since the mid-1990’s.
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MJ Deans

MJ Deans is an actor and fluent Gàidhlig speaker from Glasgow.
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Ann Marie Di Mambro

Ann Marie Di Mambro has written several stage plays including Tally’s Blood, Brothers of Thunder and The Letterbox.
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Jack Dickson

Jack Dickson is an author and playwright based in Glasgow. He was awarded a Playwrights' Studio, Scotland New Playwrights Award in 2013.
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Des Dillon

Des Dillon was born in Coatbridge and is an internationally acclaimed award winning writer and playwright.
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Selma Dimitrijevic

Selma is a director and playwright and Artistic Director of Newcastle based company Greyscale.
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Chris Dolan

Award-winning poet, author and playwright Chris Dolan was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Sylvia Dow

After working in the arts as drama teacher, arts education officer, Head of Education for the Scottish Arts Council, and arts consultant, Sylvia Dow began a new career as a playwright.
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Anne Downie

Educated at Glasgow University and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, award-winning writer/actor Anne Downie has written extensively for theatre, television and radio.
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Rob Drummond

Rob Drummond is a former Associate Playwright at Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. He is a playwright, performer and director.
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Clare Duffy

Clare is a co-director of Unlimited Theatre and recently completed her practice as research PhD at Glasgow University.
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Ross Dunsmore

Ross is from Glasgow. Initially training at RADA as an actor he has since worked extensively in film, television and theatre.
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Andy Edwards

Andy is a writer, performer and dramaturg based in Glasgow as well as a recent graduate from the Universityof Glasgow's Playwriting and DramaturgyMLitt programme.
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Oliver Emanuel

Oliver Emanuel is a playwright currently living in Glasgow. He has written for theatre and radio.
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Stewart Ennis

For 27 years Stewart Ennis has worked as writer, actor, director, teacher & occasional songwriter with some of Scotland’s best theatre companies.
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Catrin Evans

Catrin is a Director and Playwright based in Glasgow, with a focus on creating new work within a collaborative environment.
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Fiona Evans

Fiona Evans is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad.
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Robert Alan Evans

Robert Alan Evans is a writer, director and devisor working across the UK. He has written extensively for young people including Kes, Caged, and The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk.
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Cathy Forde

Cathy Forde was a Glaswegian award-winning novelist of fifteen books for children and young people until her first play, Empty, was commissioned in 2008.
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Riccardo Galgani

Riccardo Galgani was born in Glasgow in 1969 and had his first play, Acts, produced by the Traverse Theatre in 1999. Other plays include Green Field (2002) and The Found Man (2005).
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Annie George

Annie George is a writer, director, performer and award-winning filmmaker, based in Edinburgh.
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Lee Gershuny

Lee Gershuny, originally from New York City, is founder/Artistic Director of the Edinburgh based, Elements World Theatre.
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Kevin P Gilday

Kevin P. Gilday is a writer and spoken word artist (amongst other things) living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Sue Glover

Sue Glover was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and has lived most of her life in East Fife.
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Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon is an Edinburgh based playwright. In 2011, he co-founded Twa Dugs Theatre Company with the aim to produce exciting new Scottish work.
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Stephen Greenhorn

Stephen Greenhorn has been a dramatist for theatre, radio and television since 1989. His plays have been produced by a variety of theatre companies around the UK and the world.
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David Greig

David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969. Since his first main stage production ‘Europe,’ at The Traverse in 1996, his work has been produced extensively abroad.
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Catherine Grosvenor

Catherine Grosvenor’s performed plays include The Tinderbox, Gabriel, and One Day All This Will Come To Nothing. She is passionate about encouraging people to write.
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George Gunn

George's first play was Roughneck (Traverse, 1984). Since then he has written over 50 plays for stage, community groups, schools and BBC radio.
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Tanika Gupta

Over the past 15 years Tanika has written over 20 stage plays that have been produced in major theatres across the UK.
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Sue Gyford

Sue is an emerging playwright and actor based in Edinburgh. She is supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2016.
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Kris Haddow

Kris Haddow is a Scottish playwright and performer. He is a former mentee of the Playwrights' Studio, and was one of the Traverse Fifty in 2013.
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Rosanna Hall

Rosanna is a Glasgow-based female playwright who has been writing for ten years.
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Maryam Hamidi

Maryam is a multi-disciplinary writer, theatre maker and actor.
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Chris Hannan

Chris Hannan's work has been staged by the RSC, the Old Vic, the Bush, Shakespeare's Globe, the Traverse and the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Zinnie Harris

Zinnie’s plays include The Wheel. She was writer in Residence at the RSC from 2000 – 2001 and is currently an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
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David Harrower

Playwright David Harrower was born in Edinburgh in 1966. His first play, Knives in Hens (1997), was first produced at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1995.
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Lesley Hart

Lesley won Playwright Studio Scotland's New Playwright Award in 2011, as well as being an actor who has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio drama.
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Iain Heggie

Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow. His plays include Wholly Healthy Glasgow, American Bagpipes, Sex Comedies, King Of Scotland, and Tobacco Merchants Lawyer.
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Lewis Hetherington

Lewis Hetherington is a Glasgow based Playwright and Theatre Maker whose work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling.
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Ella Hickson

Ella is a multi-award-winning playwright, who is the recipient of the 2013 Catherine Johnson Award.
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Anne Hogg

Anne was a mentored playwright for 2013-14. She has worked as an assistant to the director of the West End Festival.
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Jules Horne

Jules Horne is from the Borders, and writes for stage and radio. She has won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts for her plays for Nutshell Theatre, 'Allotment' and 'Thread', directed by Kate Nelson.
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Robyn Hunt

Robyn Hunt was a mentored playwright in 2005/06. Since then, she has written for both stage and film.
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John Paul Hurley

John Paul Hurley is an accomplished actor and screenwriter who in recent years has made a foray in to playwriting.
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Kieran Hurley

Kieran Hurley is an award winning playwright and theatre maker living in Glasgow.
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Molly Innes

Molly has been an actress for over twenty years. In 2013 she started writing plays and became one of the Traverse 50.
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David Ireland

Originally from Belfast, David trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has worked as an actor with many theatre companies across the UK.
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DC Jackson

D. C. Jackson is a London-based writer, whose plays include My Romantic History, as well as The Wall, The Ducky and The Chooky Brae.
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Belle Jones

As an actor Belle has toured nationally and internationally. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights 2015.
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Deb Jones

Deb Jones is a Welsh playwright and theatre maker based in Glasgow. She has written for theatre, radio and television.
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Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay is a Scottish Writer from Edinburgh and is currently the National Poet for Scotland.
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Lisa Keddie

Lisa Keddie is a writer based in Glasgow. She has recently completed an MA in TV Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian and is one of the Playwrights' Studio Mentored Playwrights 2015.
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Nelly Kelly

Nelly is an emerging playwright who has recently graduated with distinction from the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy course at Glasgow University
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Grace Knight

Grace Knight is a Glasgow-based playwright and author.
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Jenny Knotts

Jenny Knotts was the first recipient of the David MacLennan Award in 2013 and received a Playwrights Studio Scotland New Playwrights Award in 2014.
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Louise E. Knowles

Louise E. Knowles is an Edinburgh-based writer originally from Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Alison Lang

Alison Lang writes prose fiction and drama in Gaelic and English
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David Leddy

David Leddy is a writer and director based in Glasgow, where he is the artistic director of Fire Exit theatre company.
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Jo Lennie

Jo is an emerging playwright based just outside Glasgow. She is supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2017.
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James Ley

James Ley is a playwright living in Leith. He is a founding member for Village Pub Theatre (VPT) and studied Acting at the Royal Conservatiore of Scotland.
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Kenny Lindsay

Kenny Lindsay is an actor and playwright who works in both Gaelic and English. He is currently based in Glasgow.
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Christine Lindsay

Christine Lindsay is a playwright and screenwriter born and brought up in a small rural mining village near Cobbinshaw.
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Liz Lochhead

Liz’s plays are performed around the world and she is currently the Scottish National Poet.
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Skye Loneragan

Skye Loneragan is an award-winning writer/performer and poet. She is newly appointed Artistic Director of Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre based in Roytson, Glasgow
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Ian Low

Ian started writing in his final year at art college while studying animation in Dundee.
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Kieran Lynn

Kieran Lynn trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and works as a director and playwright.
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Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir

An acclaimed author, bàrd and storyteller, Martin has been working across genres for a number of years.
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Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir writes poetry, prose, drama and journalism, in Gaelic and English and splits his time between Inverness and his hometown of York.
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Iain Finlay Macleod

Playwright, screenwriter and novelist based on the Isle of Lewis. Iain's original stage plays include The Pearlfisher
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Hector MacMillan

For over forty years now he has combined the life of a freelance dramatist with research into Luthery.
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Kevin MacNeil

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides, now resident in London.
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Mark MacNicol

Mark is a Playwright, Director (stage/screen) and Novelist. He graduated with a Masters degree in writing for screen from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2012.
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Iain Macrae

Iain has worked for over 30 years as a professional actor in theatre, television and radio. He is also a recipient of the Gaelic New Playwright award.
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Ali Maloney

Originally and predominantly a writer, Ali's exploration of words in performance has encompassed a wide range of disciplines.
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Philippa Mannion

Born in Edinburgh and based in London, Philippa Mannion is an award winning playwright, producer and performer.
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JC Marshall

JC Marshall is a playwright based in Glasgow. She has written for many theatres both in the UK and internationally
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Euan Martin

Euan is a writer with Right Lines Productions along with co-writer and director Dave Smith.
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Lorna Martin

Lorna is a new playwright based in Edinburgh. She is also an award-winning journalist.
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Mairead Martin

Mairead is from the Isle of Skye and a fluent Gaelic speaker. She was chosen for the Playwright’s Studio 2007 Mentorship Scheme, which resulted in the play entitled Sapna.
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Xana Marwick

Xana Marwick is an artist in Residence at Summerhall (Edinburgh), Associate Artist of both Platform (Glasgow) and the Lyceum (Edinburgh) Creative Learning dept.
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Douglas Maxwell

Douglas Maxwell is currently based in Glasgow. He is the author of 'Decky Does a Bronco', and his plays have been performed around the world.
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Simon McCallum

Simon was selected for the Royal Court/BBC Writersroom 50 scheme in 2006/7, The Traverse Emerging Writers project in 2007 and Channel 4’s Pilot Scheme in 2007/8.
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John McCann

John is currently under commission with The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Replay Theatre Company, Belfast.
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Nicola McCartney

Nicola McCartney is an award-winning writer and director, based in Scotland. A graduate of Glasgow University, her plays include Heritage, Lifeboat, and Easy.
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Rachael McGill

Rachael McGill was born in Shetland in 1974 and has been writing professionally for stage and radio since 1998.
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Andy McGregor

Andy is a theatre director, writer and composer. He trained at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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Jen McGregor

Jen trained in directing at Mountview. She is based in Edinburgh.
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John McKay

John McKay is a Scottish writer and director in TV, film, and theatre.
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Kathy McKean

Plays include Becoming (2002), Gone (2005), Lie to Me (2006), Beneath You (2007), Flooded (2007)and Leave Taking (2013).
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Shona McKee McNeil

Shona's passion for the arts has led her to work in professional and community theatre, on radio and television, in Barlinnie prison and on large scale outdoor passion play productions.
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Alan McKendrick

Alan McKendrick is a writer, director and translator working across theatre, film and opera.
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Johnny McKnight

Johnny is a writer, director, actor and performer as well as the joint artistic director of Random Accomplice Theatre Company.
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Linda Duncan McLaughlin

Linda lives in Glasgow. She won a Playwrights’ Award from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland in 2013, which has enabled her to undertake work on a new play, Descent.
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Linda McLean

Linda McLean is a multi-award winning playwright from Scotland, she was Chairwoman of the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland from 2007 - 2015.
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Gary McNair

Gary McNair is a playwright and director based in Glasgow. He was a mentored playwright in 2011/12.
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Lindsay Miller

Lindsay was mentored by Isabel Wright as part of the Playwrights' Studio mentorship scheme 2011/12.
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Seonag Monk

Awarding winning writer Seonag Monk has been writing for twenty years. She has written for long form television drama, animated film, stage, radio.
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Mairi Morrison

Mairi is an actress, singer, writer and director based in Glasgow.
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Raman Mundair

Raman Mundair is a playwright and poet. She was born in India and moved to the UK at the age of five. Writer of 'The Algebra of Freedom' and 'Side Effects'.
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Rona Munro

Rona was born in Aberdeen and has written plays, television and radio. She was the Senior Playwriting Fellow for the Traverse Theatre.
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Lynsey Murdoch

Lynsey has been mentored through Playwrights Studio Scotland by Anne Marie Di Mambro. and her play The Invincible Sum was included in the Bruntwood Prizes' Top 100 Plays of 2013.
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Tom Murray

Tom Murray is a playwright, poet and fiction writer living in the Scottish Borders. He has had a number of his plays produced professionally.
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Rebecca Nada-Rajah

Rebecca Nada- Rajah is a writer, dancer and martial artist currently living in West Lothian.
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Anthony Neilson

Anthony Neilson is a writer and director from Edinburgh.
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Sandy Nelson

Writer, actor and musician, Sandy began writing in 2006 after 15 years as an actor. He continues to act as well as write and was a stand up comic for a while.
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David Ian Neville

David Ian Neville is a playwright and director. He trained in theatre in Edinburgh and has worked as an actor, writer, director and drama facilitator.
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Eve Nicol

Eve is an emerging playwright and director from Glasgow. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Martin O'Connor

Martin O'Connor is a performer, writer and theatre maker from Glasgow. His work includes poetry performances, playwriting, directing, education and participation projects.
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Ronan O'Donnell

Ronan is based in Edinburgh and writes plays for the professional stage and community groups. He also writes short films.
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Conor O'Loughlin

Conor is an Irish playwright currently based in Edinburgh.
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Adura Onashile

Adura is an international performer and writer. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson is an award winning writer for stage, film, and television. He has written several plays for children, many of which have been performed around the world.
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Morna Pearson

Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Elgin. Her recent play The Artist Man and the Mother Woman premiered at the Traverse Theatre in November 2012.
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Frances Poet

Frances is a Glasgow-based playwright with fifteen years of experience working in theatres across the UK as a dramaturg and Literary Manager.
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Lou Prendergast

Lou Prendergast is a Glasgow-based writer, director, performer and theatre-maker. She is currently working on a PhD in contemporary playwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.
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Tom Pritchard

Tom is an international performer and maker, a facilitator of multidisciplinary improvisation and a writer for performance. He is based in Glasgow.
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Cormac Quinn

Cormac Quinn is a Glasgow based writer, originally from Galway in Ireland, who has worked for television and theatre. His television credits include Raven: The Dragon’s Eye for BBC.
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Lynda Radley

Lynda Radley is an award-winning playwright and dramaturg who has been working in professional theatre for over a decade.
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Jeremy Raison

Jeremy Raison is the author of more than 30 plays including The Rain Gathering (National Theatre, Traverse, Radio 4), The Sound of My Voice (Citizens, Assembly), Blitz (Traverse)
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Mark Russell

Mark Russell is a poet, drama teacher and playwright. His play Night Duty was first performed as part of the Glasgow West End Festival in 2006.
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Alistair Rutherford

Alistair Rutherford lives and works in Edinburgh. He has over 13 years’ script writing experience in film, radio, theatre, TV and interactive games.
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Corinne Salisbury

Corinne Salisbury is an emerging playwright.
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Sara Shaarawi

Sara Shaarawi is a theatre maker from Cairo who is currently based in Glasgow. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Michael Shand

Michael Shand is Edinburgh-based playwright who has been writing scripts for almost a decade and aspires to write (and occasionally produce) risky, cutting edge theatre.
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Rebecca Sharp

Rebecca’s work spans theatre/performance, poetry and prose. Her plays/performances include Last Child, Danger: Hollow Sidewalk
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Gillian Shirreffs

Gillian has been selected for the 2015 Mentoring Programme.
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Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir

As artistic director of Brite Theater Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir has directed all of the company's shows and written or adaptated most of their plays
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Sam Siggs

Sam Siggs is an Edinburgh-based Playwright. His first play was produced whilst he was still studying Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Margaret University.
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Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a playwright. He was born in Hamilton and is currently based in Tain, Highlands, and has worked in touring theatre since 1985.
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Stef Smith

Stef works professionally as a writer, director and workshop leader. She is best known for writing the text for award winning show 'RoadKill'
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Wilma Stark

Wilma G Stark is a writer/translator for theatre.
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Gerda Stevenson

Gerda Stevenson is a writer of drama, poetry and prose. Her poetry and prose have been published widely in newspapers, literary magazines and anthologies throughout Britain and abroad.
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Ellie Stewart

Ellie is currently a member of the BBC Writersroom10 project, developing There is Mischief with the Traverse Theatre.
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JD Stewart

JD Stewart is an emerging playwright currently completing his studies at New York University. In 2016, he was awarded the Dewar Arts Award for Scotland.
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May Sumbwanyambe

In 2015 May was the winner of the BBC PAF's £10k Legacy Award
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Ben Tagoe

Ben Tagoe is a playwright and screenwriter originally from Scotland but now based in West Yorkshire.
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AJ Taudevin

AJ Taudevin’s recent plays include Chalk Farm, co-written with Kieran Hurley which is currently touring internationally in a highly acclaimed production by ThickSkin.
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Drew Taylor

Drew Taylor is a theatre director and writer based in Glasgow. He is one of the recipients of the New Playwrights Award 2015.
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Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and the current Online Director for the School of Writing at San Francisco Academy of Art University.
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Sandy Thomson

Sandy Thomson grew up on the North East Coast of Scotland and trained at RADA in London. She is a playwright and dramaturg.
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Héloïse Thual

Heloise is a young playwright, writing both in French, her native language, and English. She is interested in tackling issues regarding bisexuality and transsexuality.
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Martin Travers

Martin Travers has been part of the Playwrights Studio, Scotland's mentoring scheme and has been on writing attachment with the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Julie Tsang

Julie was in receipt of a small grant award from the Tom McGrath fund in 2013 and is a member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights.
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Elspeth Turner

Elspeth is an actor, writer, musician, and founder of Edinburgh-based theatre company, Stoirm Òg.
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Anita Vettesse

Anita Trained at RCS in Glasgow and has a BA in Dramatic Art. She has worked extensively as an actor in Theatre, Radio and TV for nearly 20 years.
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Roxana Vilk

Roxana Vilk is an award winning Iranian/ British film and theatre maker, writer and musician.
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Jenna Watt

Jenna Watt is an award winning director and playwright. In 2016, Jenna's play Faslane won both a Scotsman Fringe First and Summerhall Lustrum Award.
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Jeremy Weller

Jeremy began making drama projects in Edinburgh some 20 years ago, and has since become a leading exponent in the area of inclusive, person-centered and immersive theatre/film.
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Owen Whitelaw

Owen is an emerging playwright and is supported by Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Mentoring Programme 2017.
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Lesley Wilson

Lesley lives in Fife and was mentored by Playwright's Studio Scotland in 2013. To date she has had a number of pieces read at both The Traverse and Tron Theatre.
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Isabel Wright

Isabel Wright is a playwright and screenwriter based in Edinburgh.
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Morna Young

Morna Young is an Elgin born writer, actress, musician, singer and composer. She is a former Playwrights' Studio's New Playwrights Award Recipient and a former Mentored Playwright.
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Douglas Maxwell

Douglas Maxwell is currently based in Glasgow. He is the author of 'Decky Does a Bronco', and his plays have been performed around the world.
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Paddy Cunneen

Paddy Cunneen is a theatre director, playwright and composer. In addition to being Artistic Director of ‘Tumult In The Clouds’, he is an associate director of Cheek by Jowl Theatre.
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Clare Duffy

Clare is a co-director of Unlimited Theatre and recently completed her practice as research PhD at Glasgow University.
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Selma Dimitrijevic

Selma is a director and playwright and Artistic Director of Newcastle based company Greyscale.
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John McKay

John McKay is a Scottish writer and director in TV, film, and theatre.
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Ann Marie Di Mambro

Ann Marie Di Mambro has written several stage plays including Tally’s Blood, Brothers of Thunder and The Letterbox.
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David Cosgrove

Extensive credits across theatre, radio and television which include creating two series for Citv (Butterfingers, Uncle) Dad the latter winning Scottish BAFTA Best Children's TV.
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Seonag Monk

Awarding winning writer Seonag Monk has been writing for twenty years. She has written for long form television drama, animated film, stage, radio.
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Kris Haddow

Kris Haddow is a Scottish playwright and performer. He is a former mentee of the Playwrights' Studio, and was one of the Traverse Fifty in 2013.
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Catrin Evans

Catrin is a Director and Playwright based in Glasgow, with a focus on creating new work within a collaborative environment.
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John Paul Hurley

John Paul Hurley is an accomplished actor and screenwriter who in recent years has made a foray in to playwriting.
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Rosanna Hall

Rosanna is a Glasgow-based female playwright who has been writing for ten years.
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Chris Dolan

Award-winning poet, author and playwright Chris Dolan was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Lewis Hetherington

Lewis Hetherington is a Glasgow based Playwright and Theatre Maker whose work is rooted in collaboration and storytelling.
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Johnny McKnight

Johnny is a writer, director, actor and performer as well as the joint artistic director of Random Accomplice Theatre Company.
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Maryam Hamidi

Maryam is a multi-disciplinary writer, theatre maker and actor.
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Linda Duncan McLaughlin

Linda lives in Glasgow. She won a Playwrights’ Award from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland in 2013, which has enabled her to undertake work on a new play, Descent.
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Michael Shand

Michael Shand is Edinburgh-based playwright who has been writing scripts for almost a decade and aspires to write (and occasionally produce) risky, cutting edge theatre.
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Iain Finlay Macleod

Playwright, screenwriter and novelist based on the Isle of Lewis. Iain's original stage plays include The Pearlfisher
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Ali Maloney

Originally and predominantly a writer, Ali's exploration of words in performance has encompassed a wide range of disciplines.
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Martin Brocklebank

Martin Brocklebank is a professional scriptwriter who has written for EastEnders, Doctors and River City. He’s had plays produced by Paines Plough and Fiendish Plot.
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Rob Drummond

Rob Drummond is a former Associate Playwright at Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. He is a playwright, performer and director.
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Molly Innes

Molly has been an actress for over twenty years. In 2013 she started writing plays and became one of the Traverse 50.
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Jennifer Adam

Jennifer is a Scottish Playwright from Kinross and currently lives in Edinburgh.
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Lesley Hart

Lesley won Playwright Studio Scotland's New Playwright Award in 2011, as well as being an actor who has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio drama.
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Kevin MacNeil

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides, now resident in London.
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Marcas Mac an Tuairneir

Marcas Mac an Tuairneir writes poetry, prose, drama and journalism, in Gaelic and English and splits his time between Inverness and his hometown of York.
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Kate Bowen

Kate is a playwright and producer based in Glasgow. In 2012 she won the New Writer's Award from Playwright's Studio Scotland.
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Grace Barnes

Director and playwright Grace spent most of her young life, from the age of 7, in Lerwick.
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Raman Mundair

Raman Mundair is a playwright and poet. She was born in India and moved to the UK at the age of five. Writer of 'The Algebra of Freedom' and 'Side Effects'.
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Christine Lindsay

Christine Lindsay is a playwright and screenwriter born and brought up in a small rural mining village near Cobbinshaw.
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Jenny Knotts

Jenny Knotts was the first recipient of the David MacLennan Award in 2013 and received a Playwrights Studio Scotland New Playwrights Award in 2014.
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Gary McNair

Gary McNair is a playwright and director based in Glasgow. He was a mentored playwright in 2011/12.
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Anthony Neilson

Anthony Neilson is a writer and director from Edinburgh.
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Lynsey Murdoch

Lynsey has been mentored through Playwrights Studio Scotland by Anne Marie Di Mambro. and her play The Invincible Sum was included in the Bruntwood Prizes' Top 100 Plays of 2013.
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Euan Martin

Euan is a writer with Right Lines Productions along with co-writer and director Dave Smith.
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Liz Lochhead

Liz’s plays are performed around the world and she is currently the Scottish National Poet.
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Grace Knight

Grace Knight is a Glasgow-based playwright and author.
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Gillian Shirreffs

Gillian has been selected for the 2015 Mentoring Programme.
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Linda McLean

Linda McLean is a multi-award winning playwright from Scotland, she was Chairwoman of the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland from 2007 - 2015.
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Alison Carr

Alison is a playwright who has worked with theatres and companies including Paines Plough, nabokov, Old Vic New Voices, New Writing North, Village Pub Theatre and 5065 Lift.
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David Ireland

Originally from Belfast, David trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He has worked as an actor with many theatre companies across the UK.
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Tom Murray

Tom Murray is a playwright, poet and fiction writer living in the Scottish Borders. He has had a number of his plays produced professionally.
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Mark Russell

Mark Russell is a poet, drama teacher and playwright. His play Night Duty was first performed as part of the Glasgow West End Festival in 2006.
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Ian Low

Ian started writing in his final year at art college while studying animation in Dundee.
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Rachael McGill

Rachael McGill was born in Shetland in 1974 and has been writing professionally for stage and radio since 1998.
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Fiona Evans

Fiona Evans is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad.
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Sue Glover

Sue Glover was born and brought up in Edinburgh, and has lived most of her life in East Fife.
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David Leddy

David Leddy is a writer and director based in Glasgow, where he is the artistic director of Fire Exit theatre company.
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Lorna Martin

Lorna is a new playwright based in Edinburgh. She is also an award-winning journalist.
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Cormac Quinn

Cormac Quinn is a Glasgow based writer, originally from Galway in Ireland, who has worked for television and theatre. His television credits include Raven: The Dragon’s Eye for BBC.
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Catherine Czerkawska

Catherine Czerkawska is a Scottish based novelist and playwright.
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Nicola McCartney

Nicola McCartney is an award-winning writer and director, based in Scotland. A graduate of Glasgow University, her plays include Heritage, Lifeboat, and Easy.
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Tom Pritchard

Tom is an international performer and maker, a facilitator of multidisciplinary improvisation and a writer for performance. He is based in Glasgow.
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Zoe Barrett

Zoe is a Glasgow based playwright who graduated with honours in Drama and Performance from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 2013.
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Stewart Brown

Following a career as Fiction Editor of a large publisher, Stewart began writing for theatre in the early 90s as a member of the Byre Writers.
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Lynda Radley

Lynda Radley is an award-winning playwright and dramaturg who has been working in professional theatre for over a decade.
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Lesley Wilson

Lesley lives in Fife and was mentored by Playwright's Studio Scotland in 2013. To date she has had a number of pieces read at both The Traverse and Tron Theatre.
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Deb Jones

Deb Jones is a Welsh playwright and theatre maker based in Glasgow. She has written for theatre, radio and television.
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Hammaad Chaudry

Hammaad Chaudry's work has been staged both in the U.K. and U.S. including The Royal Court Theatre in London
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Conor O'Loughlin

Conor is an Irish playwright currently based in Edinburgh.
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Roxana Vilk

Roxana Vilk is an award winning Iranian/ British film and theatre maker, writer and musician.
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Ross Dunsmore

Ross is from Glasgow. Initially training at RADA as an actor he has since worked extensively in film, television and theatre.
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Tanika Gupta

Over the past 15 years Tanika has written over 20 stage plays that have been produced in major theatres across the UK.
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Davey Anderson

Davey works in theatre as a writer, director, dramaturg, musical director and workshop facilitator. He was an Associate Playwright with the Playwrights’ Studio 2010-11.
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Robert Alan Evans

Robert Alan Evans is a writer, director and devisor working across the UK. He has written extensively for young people including Kes, Caged, and The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk.
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Isabel Wright

Isabel Wright is a playwright and screenwriter based in Edinburgh.
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Michael Daviot

Michael is an Edinburgh-born actor and playwright, who has been working professionally since 1983.
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Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir

As artistic director of Brite Theater Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir has directed all of the company's shows and written or adaptated most of their plays
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Stewart Conn

Stewart Conn is an award winning poet and playwright. His writing has seen production across stage, screen and radio.
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Rona Munro

Rona was born in Aberdeen and has written plays, television and radio. She was the Senior Playwriting Fellow for the Traverse Theatre.
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Jeremy Raison

Jeremy Raison is the author of more than 30 plays including The Rain Gathering (National Theatre, Traverse, Radio 4), The Sound of My Voice (Citizens, Assembly), Blitz (Traverse)
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Ellie Stewart

Ellie is currently a member of the BBC Writersroom10 project, developing There is Mischief with the Traverse Theatre.
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Morna Pearson

Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Elgin. Her recent play The Artist Man and the Mother Woman premiered at the Traverse Theatre in November 2012.
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Simon McCallum

Simon was selected for the Royal Court/BBC Writersroom 50 scheme in 2006/7, The Traverse Emerging Writers project in 2007 and Channel 4’s Pilot Scheme in 2007/8.
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Owen Whitelaw

Owen is an emerging playwright and is supported by Playwrights' Studio Scotland's Mentoring Programme 2017.
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Jo Lennie

Jo is an emerging playwright based just outside Glasgow. She is supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2017.
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Andy Edwards

Andy is a writer, performer and dramaturg based in Glasgow as well as a recent graduate from the Universityof Glasgow's Playwriting and DramaturgyMLitt programme.
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Anita Vettesse

Anita Trained at RCS in Glasgow and has a BA in Dramatic Art. She has worked extensively as an actor in Theatre, Radio and TV for nearly 20 years.
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Stuart Paterson

Stuart Paterson is an award winning writer for stage, film, and television. He has written several plays for children, many of which have been performed around the world.
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Lisa Keddie

Lisa Keddie is a writer based in Glasgow. She has recently completed an MA in TV Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian and is one of the Playwrights' Studio Mentored Playwrights 2015.
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Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon is an Edinburgh based playwright. In 2011, he co-founded Twa Dugs Theatre Company with the aim to produce exciting new Scottish work.
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Donald Campbell

Donald Campbell grew up in Edinburgh where he still lives. A full-time writer since 1974, he is active as playwright, theatre historian, stage director, script writer and poet.
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Mairi Morrison

Mairi is an actress, singer, writer and director based in Glasgow.
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Shona McKee McNeil

Shona's passion for the arts has led her to work in professional and community theatre, on radio and television, in Barlinnie prison and on large scale outdoor passion play productions.
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George Gunn

George's first play was Roughneck (Traverse, 1984). Since then he has written over 50 plays for stage, community groups, schools and BBC radio.
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JD Stewart

JD Stewart is an emerging playwright currently completing his studies at New York University. In 2016, he was awarded the Dewar Arts Award for Scotland.
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Kevin Carr

Kevin is a writer, performer and musician predominantly based in the West of Scotland.
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Stewart Ennis

For 27 years Stewart Ennis has worked as writer, actor, director, teacher & occasional songwriter with some of Scotland’s best theatre companies.
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Ronan O'Donnell

Ronan is based in Edinburgh and writes plays for the professional stage and community groups. He also writes short films.
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Alan McKendrick

Alan McKendrick is a writer, director and translator working across theatre, film and opera.
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Anne Downie

Educated at Glasgow University and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, award-winning writer/actor Anne Downie has written extensively for theatre, television and radio.
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James Ley

James Ley is a playwright living in Leith. He is a founding member for Village Pub Theatre (VPT) and studied Acting at the Royal Conservatiore of Scotland.
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Kathy McKean

Plays include Becoming (2002), Gone (2005), Lie to Me (2006), Beneath You (2007), Flooded (2007)and Leave Taking (2013).
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Kieran Hurley

Kieran Hurley is an award winning playwright and theatre maker living in Glasgow.
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Rebecca Sharp

Rebecca’s work spans theatre/performance, poetry and prose. Her plays/performances include Last Child, Danger: Hollow Sidewalk
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Lou Prendergast

Lou Prendergast is a Glasgow-based writer, director, performer and theatre-maker. She is currently working on a PhD in contemporary playwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.
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Vlad Butucea

Vlad Butucea is currently a mentored playwright. He developed his writing skills as a student of Media at Glasgow University.
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Andy McGregor

Andy is a theatre director, writer and composer. He trained at the University of Glasgow and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
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Oliver Emanuel

Oliver Emanuel is a playwright currently living in Glasgow. He has written for theatre and radio.
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Stef Smith

Stef works professionally as a writer, director and workshop leader. She is best known for writing the text for award winning show 'RoadKill'
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Gregory Burke

Gregory Burke is a Scottish playwright from Rosyth, Fife, Scotland.
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Cathy Forde

Cathy Forde was a Glaswegian award-winning novelist of fifteen books for children and young people until her first play, Empty, was commissioned in 2008.
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Alistair Rutherford

Alistair Rutherford lives and works in Edinburgh. He has over 13 years’ script writing experience in film, radio, theatre, TV and interactive games.
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Jenna Watt

Jenna Watt is an award winning director and playwright. In 2016, Jenna's play Faslane won both a Scotsman Fringe First and Summerhall Lustrum Award.
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David Ian Neville

David Ian Neville is a playwright and director. He trained in theatre in Edinburgh and has worked as an actor, writer, director and drama facilitator.
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Lindsay Miller

Lindsay was mentored by Isabel Wright as part of the Playwrights' Studio mentorship scheme 2011/12.
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Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and the current Online Director for the School of Writing at San Francisco Academy of Art University.
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Ben Tagoe

Ben Tagoe is a playwright and screenwriter originally from Scotland but now based in West Yorkshire.
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Peter Arnott

Peter was born in Glasgow in 1962. He began his career at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in May 1985 with White Rose.
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Belle Jones

As an actor Belle has toured nationally and internationally. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights 2015.
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Xana Marwick

Xana Marwick is an artist in Residence at Summerhall (Edinburgh), Associate Artist of both Platform (Glasgow) and the Lyceum (Edinburgh) Creative Learning dept.
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David Harrower

Playwright David Harrower was born in Edinburgh in 1966. His first play, Knives in Hens (1997), was first produced at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1995.
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David Greig

David Greig was born in Edinburgh in 1969. Since his first main stage production ‘Europe,’ at The Traverse in 1996, his work has been produced extensively abroad.
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Riccardo Galgani

Riccardo Galgani was born in Glasgow in 1969 and had his first play, Acts, produced by the Traverse Theatre in 1999. Other plays include Green Field (2002) and The Found Man (2005).
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Louise E. Knowles

Louise E. Knowles is an Edinburgh-based writer originally from Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Kenny Lindsay

Kenny Lindsay is an actor and playwright who works in both Gaelic and English. He is currently based in Glasgow.
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Gerda Stevenson

Gerda Stevenson is a writer of drama, poetry and prose. Her poetry and prose have been published widely in newspapers, literary magazines and anthologies throughout Britain and abroad.
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John McCann

John is currently under commission with The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and Replay Theatre Company, Belfast.
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Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay is a Scottish Writer from Edinburgh and is currently the National Poet for Scotland.
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Sylvia Dow

After working in the arts as drama teacher, arts education officer, Head of Education for the Scottish Arts Council, and arts consultant, Sylvia Dow began a new career as a playwright.
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Iain Macrae

Iain has worked for over 30 years as a professional actor in theatre, television and radio. He is also a recipient of the Gaelic New Playwright award.
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Catherine Grosvenor

Catherine Grosvenor’s performed plays include The Tinderbox, Gabriel, and One Day All This Will Come To Nothing. She is passionate about encouraging people to write.
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Gowan Calder

Gowan Calder is an actress, director and writer based in Scotland. She began her writing career as a playwright but has recently been working on an interactive graphic novel.
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Grae Cleugh

Grae lives and works in Glasgow where he was born and brought up. He trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before becoming a playwright.
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Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a playwright. He was born in Hamilton and is currently based in Tain, Highlands, and has worked in touring theatre since 1985.
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Annie George

Annie George is a writer, director, performer and award-winning filmmaker, based in Edinburgh.
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Jack Dickson

Jack Dickson is an author and playwright based in Glasgow. He was awarded a Playwrights' Studio, Scotland New Playwrights Award in 2013.
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Martin O'Connor

Martin O'Connor is a performer, writer and theatre maker from Glasgow. His work includes poetry performances, playwriting, directing, education and participation projects.
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Iain Heggie

Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow. His plays include Wholly Healthy Glasgow, American Bagpipes, Sex Comedies, King Of Scotland, and Tobacco Merchants Lawyer.
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Mairead Martin

Mairead is from the Isle of Skye and a fluent Gaelic speaker. She was chosen for the Playwright’s Studio 2007 Mentorship Scheme, which resulted in the play entitled Sapna.
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Mark MacNicol

Mark is a Playwright, Director (stage/screen) and Novelist. He graduated with a Masters degree in writing for screen from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2012.
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Skye Loneragan

Skye Loneragan is an award-winning writer/performer and poet. She is newly appointed Artistic Director of Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre based in Roytson, Glasgow
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Corinne Salisbury

Corinne Salisbury is an emerging playwright.
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Morna Young

Morna Young is an Elgin born writer, actress, musician, singer and composer. She is a former Playwrights' Studio's New Playwrights Award Recipient and a former Mentored Playwright.
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Sue Gyford

Sue is an emerging playwright and actor based in Edinburgh. She is supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2016.
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Kate Davidson

Kate is a writer who specialises in works that are bold and fantastical with an emphasis on themes of moral dilemma, coming-of-age, families and friendship.
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Sam Siggs

Sam Siggs is an Edinburgh-based Playwright. His first play was produced whilst he was still studying Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Margaret University.
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Elspeth Turner

Elspeth is an actor, writer, musician, and founder of Edinburgh-based theatre company, Stoirm Òg.
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Nelly Kelly

Nelly is an emerging playwright who has recently graduated with distinction from the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy course at Glasgow University
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Chris Hannan

Chris Hannan's work has been staged by the RSC, the Old Vic, the Bush, Shakespeare's Globe, the Traverse and the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir

An acclaimed author, bàrd and storyteller, Martin has been working across genres for a number of years.
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Héloïse Thual

Heloise is a young playwright, writing both in French, her native language, and English. She is interested in tackling issues regarding bisexuality and transsexuality.
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Pamela Carter

Pamela is a playwright and dramaturg. Her plays include: Slope, Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Skåne and What we know.
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Eve Nicol

Eve is an emerging playwright and director from Glasgow. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Frances Poet

Frances is a Glasgow-based playwright with fifteen years of experience working in theatres across the UK as a dramaturg and Literary Manager.
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Kevin P Gilday

Kevin P. Gilday is a writer and spoken word artist (amongst other things) living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Jo Clifford

Jo has written over 70 performed scripts which encompass every dramatic form and her work has been performed all over the world.
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Des Dillon

Des Dillon was born in Coatbridge and is an internationally acclaimed award winning writer and playwright.
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Wilma Stark

Wilma G Stark is a writer/translator for theatre.
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Chris Deans

Christopher was born in Glasgow in 1967 and has been working as a playwright since the mid-1990’s.
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Anne Hogg

Anne was a mentored playwright for 2013-14. She has worked as an assistant to the director of the West End Festival.
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MJ Deans

MJ Deans is an actor and fluent Gàidhlig speaker from Glasgow.
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DC Jackson

D. C. Jackson is a London-based writer, whose plays include My Romantic History, as well as The Wall, The Ducky and The Chooky Brae.
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Kieran Lynn

Kieran Lynn trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and works as a director and playwright.
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Jacqueline Clark

Jacqueline is a Shetland based writer who often writes in the Shetland Dialect. She was awarded the McLellan Award for plays written in Scots in 2007 and 2009.
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Alan Bissett

Alan Bissett is a playwright, novelist and performer who lives near Glasgow and has performed his work at numerous international festivals
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Phil Baarda

Phil is an emerging playwright based in on the Black isle in the Highlands.
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Julie Tsang

Julie was in receipt of a small grant award from the Tom McGrath fund in 2013 and is a member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights.
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May Sumbwanyambe

In 2015 May was the winner of the BBC PAF's £10k Legacy Award
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Hector MacMillan

For over forty years now he has combined the life of a freelance dramatist with research into Luthery.
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Ian Brown

Ian is a Scottish playwright and novelist. His extensive work has been produced by a wide range of companies throughout the UK and abroad.
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AJ Taudevin

AJ Taudevin’s recent plays include Chalk Farm, co-written with Kieran Hurley which is currently touring internationally in a highly acclaimed production by ThickSkin.
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John Byrne

John Byrne was born in Paisley in 1940. He worked as a 'slab boy' at AFT Stoddard, the carpet manufacturers, before going to Glasgow School of Art.
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Rachel Clive

Rachel is a writer, theatre-maker and arts facilitator based in Scotland. She was founder and artistic director of Tramway's Theatre Arts Group
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JC Marshall

JC Marshall is a playwright based in Glasgow. She has written for many theatres both in the UK and internationally
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Zinnie Harris

Zinnie’s plays include The Wheel. She was writer in Residence at the RSC from 2000 – 2001 and is currently an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
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Selina Boyack

Selina graduated from The Royal Conservatoire and has worked extensively as an actor and writer.
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Tim Barrow

Born in Edinburgh, and brought up between Australia & Scotland, Tim Barrow's first stage play Guy was produced at London’s Pleasance Theatre.
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Alison Lang

Alison Lang writes prose fiction and drama in Gaelic and English
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Sara Shaarawi

Sara Shaarawi is a theatre maker from Cairo who is currently based in Glasgow. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Mike Cullen

Mike Cullen is one of Scotland's leading writers for both stage and television.
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Drew Taylor

Drew Taylor is a theatre director and writer based in Glasgow. He is one of the recipients of the New Playwrights Award 2015.
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Martin Travers

Martin Travers has been part of the Playwrights Studio, Scotland's mentoring scheme and has been on writing attachment with the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Colin Bell

Colin Bell is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Bangor, Co. Down. He is a founding member/writer of Village Pub Theatre, Edinburgh.
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Ella Hickson

Ella is a multi-award-winning playwright, who is the recipient of the 2013 Catherine Johnson Award.
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Stephen Greenhorn

Stephen Greenhorn has been a dramatist for theatre, radio and television since 1989. His plays have been produced by a variety of theatre companies around the UK and the world.
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Adura Onashile

Adura is an international performer and writer. She is one of Playwrights' Studio's Mentored Playwrights for 2015.
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Jules Horne

Jules Horne is from the Borders, and writes for stage and radio. She has won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts for her plays for Nutshell Theatre, 'Allotment' and 'Thread', directed by Kate Nelson.
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Jen McGregor

Jen trained in directing at Mountview. She is based in Edinburgh.
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Rebecca Nada-Rajah

Rebecca Nada- Rajah is a writer, dancer and martial artist currently living in West Lothian.
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Philippa Mannion

Born in Edinburgh and based in London, Philippa Mannion is an award winning playwright, producer and performer.
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Sandy Thomson

Sandy Thomson grew up on the North East Coast of Scotland and trained at RADA in London. She is a playwright and dramaturg.
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Lee Gershuny

Lee Gershuny, originally from New York City, is founder/Artistic Director of the Edinburgh based, Elements World Theatre.
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Jeremy Weller

Jeremy began making drama projects in Edinburgh some 20 years ago, and has since become a leading exponent in the area of inclusive, person-centered and immersive theatre/film.
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Sandy Nelson

Writer, actor and musician, Sandy began writing in 2006 after 15 years as an actor. He continues to act as well as write and was a stand up comic for a while.
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Robyn Hunt

Robyn Hunt was a mentored playwright in 2005/06. Since then, she has written for both stage and film.
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