Born in Edinburgh and raised in the Scottish Borders, JD Stewart
began his love of theatre by attending the Edinburgh Acting School.
His love grew into every aspect of the craft, but he developed his
writing skills by completing a BA/Hons in English Studies at
Stirling University, specializing in Creative Writing.
After graduating, JD worked in a number of locations throughout England, before moving to South Korea where he taught English for three and a half years. While there, his plays were produced by the Daegu Theatre Company and his stories assisted with students learning in English in China.
In 2015, JD was one of 22 students worldwide to be accepted into an MFA in Dramatic Writing at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. He is a 2016 Dewar Arts Awardee, was a finalist for the Theatre Aspen Festival 2016, and his plays have been workshopped, read, and performed throughout the city.
JD's passion for writing extends to television and film, but his heart is in playwrighting. He hopes to continue this journey by exploring his cultural Scottish roots throughout his work.