Catrin Evans is a director and playwright based in Glasgow, with
a focus on creating new work within a collaborative environment.
She began her career primarily as director, with a specific
interest in verbatim theatre. Her first piece, That's What
We Should All Be Mourning, was a critical success at the
Fringe in 2004 -- receiving high commendation from the Amnesty
Freedom of Expression panel. Since then Catrin has gone on to
create, write and direct a wide range of theatre shows, with a
growing passion for creating political theatre.
The last few years have seen a shift in her focus to working as a playwright, as well as a director. She has been developing two new pieces: Icebergs in The Clyde, which is being supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Out in the Dark, a piece with a Research and Development Project from Playwrights' Studio. She wrote Endurance in conjunction with The Women's Creative Company, which was presented as part of Festival 2014, and in 2013 she co-wrote and co-directed Leaving Planet Earth, the flagship show for the Edinburgh International Festival. Earlier in 2013, Catrin was commissioned by Òran Mór to write Thank You, which was presented as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint. It has since been translated into Italian and performed at Intercity Festival in Florence, and was adapted for BBC Radio Scotland in 2016.
Other writing credits include: The Chronicles of Irania with Maryam Hamidi (The Arches, The Citizens, Tara Arts, 2009); We Had Song (Stellar Quines Rehearsal Room, 2010); The Jeans Jacques Rousseau Show; Demons; and The Deficit Show (contributing writer for Òran Mór / A Play, A Pie and A Pint).
Directing credits include: Dear Scotland for The National Theatre of Scotland; Some Other Mother by AJ Taudevin; The Sweet Silver Song of the Lark by Molly Taylor; Fragile by David Greig as part of Theatre Uncut in New York; Could You Please Look Into The Camera by Mohammed Al Attar; Demons; and The Jeans Jacques Rousseau Show; and Associate Director on the National Theatre of Scotland's Truant by John Retallack. Her previous work with Grid Iron includes: Assistant Director on Barflies and the ten year anniversary remount of Decky Does A Bronco.
Catrin is also the Artistic Director of A Moment's Peace Theatre Company, whose reputation for delivering innovative participatory arts projects across Scotland continues to grow. In 2015, the company produced a new piece of theatre for young people called Eat Me created by Lewis Hetherington and Matt Addicott. www.amomentspeace.co.uk