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Morna Young

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Other contact method: Website: mornayoung.com
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English, Scots
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Morna Young is a playwright, actress and musician from Moray. She was recipient of the 2017 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship (hosted by Creative Learning, Aberdeen City Council), the New Playwrights Award 2014 (Playwrights' Studio, Scotland), the Tomorrow at Noon award for female playwrights 2018 (Jermyn Street Theatre), and she was the 2018 playwright in residence for BATS Theatre / Toi Põneke Arts Centre, New Zealand.

Lost at Sea, her debut play, premiered at Perth Theatre in April 2019 before touring Scotland. Other plays include: Aye, Elvis (A Play, A Pie and A Pint and Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe), The Buke of the Howlat (Findhorn Bay Arts), Smite (Jermyn Street Theatre), Netting (A Play, A Pie and A Pint and Scotland-wide tour with Woodend Barn), She of the Sea (Paines Plough Come to Where I'm From), B-Roads (Play Pieces), Never Land (Eden Court), and two short plays for the National Theatre of Scotland's Great Yes, No, Don't Know Show.

Morna has performed extracts of her writing at the Scottish Parliament, The European Author's Festival (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland), National Poetry Month (France) and Edinburgh International Book Festival.

(Photo credit: Scott Cadenhead)

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Carers; English as an additional language (EAL); Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Prisoners & young offenders; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Vulnerable older people; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Performance training; Poverty; Rural communities; Travel writing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100