I am a freelance playwright and theatre director. I have written over 30 plays, which have toured all over the country, and abroad, taking new Scottish work to America, Germany, India, Namibia, Nigeria and Singapore. Performances were always backed up by community outreach work, where I developed many performances with local groups. My plays have won three Edinburgh Fringe First awards and the Independent Theatre award. Two plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
I run practical playwriting workshops, working with participants at all levels of experience and background. I work a lot with vulnerable participants, including autistic youngsters, adults with addiction issues and those with a physical disability or mental health issues. I believe everyone has a story to tell. Writing can change and enrich lives, giving participants a confidence and strength. Workshops are open to all, and are fun as well as stimulating and informative.