Grace Knight

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Grace Knight

Grace Knight is a Glasgow-based playwright and author.  Her first play, How to Cheat... And Be a Winner!, was produced in July 2015 as part of Menagerie's Hotbed Festival of New Writing.  She also reached the final stage of the BBC Writersroom in 2015 with her stage play, The Monster and the Mirror. With her writing partner she has also written a TV screenplay, Spun, which they are currently re-drafting with a view to further development at the request of the BBC Writers Room. Her most recent play, And the Future Will Take Care of Itself, was featured in the Tron's Close Encounters event in April 2016, directed by Peter Arnott.  In addition to her scripts, she has published a number of short stories in publications such as Woman's Weekly and Middlebrow Magazine

When she's not writing, Grace works as Deputy Features Editor for Broadway Baby, writing features on the most exciting plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  She also founded and ran a production company, Orpheos Productions, which involved co-ordinating a team of 58 people, including a complete BBC crew.  With Orpheos, she produced short films by a range of talented writers as well as several pieces of her own writing: an audio play, Writing Marble Road, and a stage play, The Echo, which sold out its run at the Camden Fringe Festival and was offered a transfer run at London's The Space.

She has also been shortlisted for a number of awards and development opportunities, including the inaugural year of the BBC Writersroom's Drama Room (2016), Playwrights' Studio Scotland New Writing Award (twice) (2014 and 2015), and the High Tide Bootcamp (2015).  Her short fiction won Middlebrow Magazine's "Best Fiction" award two years running.

 

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