Please contact Lesley through Playwrights' Studio
In 2008, I attended the Writer's Toolkit at the Traverse Theatre and discovered a love for writing.
Since then, I have left my career in Social Work and Counseling, moved from Edinburgh to France, to Perthshire, and now spend my time playing with words, marveling at the beauty of the Scottish countryside, and trying to find creative ways of paying the bills.
Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2012 /13.
Tom McGrath Trust Small Grant Award 2013.
The Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2014, Shortlisted.
Scotland Short Play Award 2015, Shortlisted.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow.
Wired - Oct 2013
Full day script development supported by Playwrights' Studio Scotland Progressive Playwright Programme, followed by 30 minute rehearsed reading as part of 'Reclaim The F Word, Works In Progress'.
Wired - May 2013
Ten minute extract, script in hand performance for One Wild and Precious Life at Mayfesto, Glasgow.
Stage to Page. CCA, Glasgow.
Wired - Oct 2012
Ten minute extract, workshop and script in hand performance for Scottish mental health arts and film festival.
Lips That Touch Liquor - May
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
Script in hand performance, November 2009.
For TEN, 'ten minute plays, by ten emerging Scottish playwrights.
Words Words Words - 10 minute script in hand rehearsed readings.
Freight - Nov 2012
A Firm Hand - Oct 2009
Wired - Mar 2009
Shoes - Dec 2008
Out - Nov 2008
Stop the Snow Storm - Nov 2010.
Collaboration with composer, followed by script in hand reading with Red Note Ensemble.
Commissioned by West Highland Animation to write Stop the Snowstorm for a children's animation series, Arctic Ring. A series of children's stories based on folk tales from around the Arctic Circle.)