This is the list of writers (those who provided a bio) who have written plays for Short Attention Span Theatre. (Bios all from the time of writing.)
Rachelle Atalla is a prose writer based in Falkirk. She is the recipent of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and has been selected to participate in the 2018 write4film programme. Her work has appeared in a variety of anthologies including Gutter and New Writing Scotland. Represented by Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown. Tweets @rachelle_ata
Helen Bang’s short plays A Little Trip, Skydevil and Russian Roulette have been performed at the Tron as part of their new writing initiative. Poo! The Musical, her kids’ show, has been performed by several primary schools and Falkirk Youth Theatre.
Derek is a writer, actor and director from Cumbernauld.
Karen won the Playwrights Studio, Scotland's Ignite competition & is a writer, director and producer who lives in the countryside.
Kevin has been a journalist and works in a riding school.
David is a comedian, writer and occasional actor who has written and performed for BBC Radio and online. As a stand-up comedian he has appeared at the Glasgow Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe and has been the support act for Charlie Murphy and Reggie Watts amongst others.
M J Brocklebank has written for River City, EastEnders and Doctors, as well as writing the screenplay for the independent feature film, Anna Unbound. He has had two short plays produced and in 2016 progressed to the final stage of the Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright Award.
Tom's plays include Odds and Sods, Cinderellla Boys, Bossnappers, The Roxy and Some People. As an actor Tom appeared in series one of Limmy's Show.
Liam Bruce makes his debut foray into play writing after years of writing his own monologues inspired by the greatest writers of our generation. He is motivated by his background in politics and journalism as well as by the works of Miller and Sorkin.
Fraser Campbell has written extensively for radio and the stage and is one of the voices behind successful social media accounts for Betfair Poker, Arena Flowers and many others. His new comic book, “Sleeping Dogs” with artist Lautaro Capristo launched November 2015 at Leeds Comic Art Festival, Thought Bubble. His latest comic book "Alex Automatic" is available through Cabal Comics.
James Cameron Morton
James Cameron Morton has been writing since 1995 and has now brought 26 original works to the stage, including a wide variety of full-length plays, shorter lunchtime pieces and a number of monologues.
Melanie obtained BA in Theatre from the State University of New York: Buffalo State College, NY in 2009 and an MLitt in Dramaturgy and playwriting from the University of Glasgow in 2011). She has written several original plays including Happy Suicides (Buffalo State College, NY, 2008) and She Came in Through the Bathroom Window (BSC, NY, 2009).
Alex Cox is a writer from Glasgow.
Jonathan Dixon studied Drama at Loughborough University between 1994 and 1997. Since then he has performed in plays at The Ramshorn Theatre, open spots in various Stand Up venues and been in several writers groups in Glasgow.
In 2017 Catriona reached the final of The Progressive Playwright at The Tron, received a BBC commission for Radio 3’s Music Week and went on to win The Scottish Short Play Award at Cumbernauld Theatre with her play The Song of Bernadette.
Kenneth works in the third sector in a policy and external engagement role. He has very recently tried writing some plays.
Cicely has had a full-length play, 'A Horse for Every Man', about World War One on Arran, performed on the island in 2014 and more recently, four short plays performed in Glasgow.
Jamie Graham's work has been featured on BBC Radio Scotland and in a variety of flash fiction zines. This is his first play script and he's currently working on a short story collection.
Claire Gray-Simon is a teacher, translator and writer. She is the author of ‘The First Day' and 'The Birthday Party', bilingual books for children. Her first short play 'The Bus Stop' was performed with SAST in October 2018. She has just completed a screenplay for a short film 'Twins'.
Megan appeared in several productions with Strathclyde Theatre Group before deciding to concentrate on writing. She created a series of monologues for artist Sven Werner's Tales of Magical Realism show (Cryptic 2013), and has also written texts for spoken word musical pieces by Glasgow-based band, Cracks in the Concrete. She is currently collaborating on a horror graphic novel.
Alison Gray is a writer of fiction (Mslexia and Freak Circus) and a winner of the Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Award. Her play, ‘Millionaire’s Shortbread’ is the humorous story of a lady who wants a boiler, who loves to bake, and who has a distinct and perhaps unusual sense of right and wrong. It is her first play.
Elisabeth is a scribbler and occasional blogger who would read for a living if she could. Having recently tried to read all the works of Agatha Christie, she decided to attempt a murder mystery.
Michael J Houston
A feature writer for the World Curling Federation, Michael Houston splits his personalities between fact and fiction. His only published fiction piece to date came in a book of short excerpts by author Catherine McPhail where a 10-year-old Michael told the story of an evil carrot.
Growing up in Edinburgh with a background in youth work Meggan has a rich life and work experience of dealing with people of all walks of life. The result of this is that she is keen to express the voices and characters of Scottish people within short stories and plays, particularly the diverse and strong voices of Scottish women.
Róisín is interested in writing and directing for the stage. Her directing credits include The Lightkeepers by Rebecca McCallum, Ingenue by Catriona MacLeod and Three by Kate Quigley (Best Production and Best Director at the Jerome Hynes One Act Play Series 2010). She graduated in 2014 from the M Litt in Theatre Studies at Glasgow University. 'Ava and the Seagull' was her first play to be staged.
Thomas Laycock works as a writer and musician, but thus far makes a living at neither. He won the Scottish Book Trust New Writer's Award in 2011, subsequently spending most of his time composing music, both solo and with the Post-Metal band TIDINGS. He has recently been studying with Edinburgh Acting School, getting into performing and continuing to pursue writing in various forms.
Ian Low is a playwright from Carnoustie. He started writing in his final year studying animation at Duncan of Jordanstone College Of Art and Design in Dundee. Since then he has had various plays performed throughout the UK most notably, One Gun at Oran Mor’s A Play A Pie & A Pint in Glasgow and adaptations for JOOT Theatre Company including The Book of the Howlat, Robert Henryson’s The Testament of Cressied and Derek Jarman’s unfilmed script Bob-Up-A-Down at King’s College Greenwood Theatre in London.
Daisy is a graduate of the UK's only television writing fiction writing degree course at Glasgow Caledonian University, and has had a number of short plays performed in Glasgow, at The Tron and in London.
Elaine Malcolmson was born and raised in Northern Ireland, spent time in Wales, and has lived in Glasgow for over 10 years. She has appeared at the Big Tickle Comedy Festival in Derry, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Elaine gigs all over the UK including regular appearances at the Stand comedy clubs. Elaine was nominated for a Scottish Variety Award in 2010 and has written and performed for BBC TV and Radio. You can find out what Elaine’s up to by checking Twitter: @emalcolmson Facebook: elainemalcolmsoncomedy or her website www.elainemalcolmson.com
Julie Martis is a writer and actor from Glasgow. She won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2015.
Julie McDowall is an arts journalist, writing on books and TV for The Herald, Sunday Herald, Independent on Sunday, The National and The Big Issue.
Chris McQueer is a 26 year old writer from the east end of Glasgow. His first collection of short stories 'Hings' was published last summer by 404 Ink and his work has been described as, 'Limmy meets Irvine Welsh.'
Hannah Elizabeth Morton
Hannah Elizabeth Morton is a young comedy actress and writer. She performs and writes with all female comedy sketch group Witsherface and loves performing in children's theatre shows with Kapow Theatre Scotland.
Tom Murray is a playwright, poet, fiction writer, editor, creative writing tutor living in the Scottish Borders. His recent plays include: Yes/No monologues which he performed at the Duns PlayFest 2019. He is currently Open Book Lead Reader in the Scottish Borders. https://tmurraytg.wordpress.com
Eve is a theatre director and playwright from Glasgow. Recent work includes the UK tour of her debut play, One Life Stand with the award-winning Middle Child, and developing The Drift a spoken word show by poet Hannah Lavery for National Theatre of Scotland and Tron Creative. As an Assistant Director, she has worked with Orla O'Loughlin at the Traverse (What Girls Are Made Of), Wils Wilson and Janice Parker (The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other), and David Greig at The Lyceum, Edinburgh (Glory on Earth), and Andy Arnold at The Tron, Glasgow (Cock). In 2019 Eve will be working on new projects with The Lyceum and Old Vic, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Tron Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland.
Catherine Noble is a Glaswegian writer, shortlisted for the Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2012/13. She is currently writing her first novel, and documents her writing journey on her blog www.catherinenoble.com
Conor is an Irish playwright who has been based in Scotland for the last 8 years. He was one of the 2016 Mentored Playwrights at the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland and his work has been performed at venues including the Traverse, Tron and the CCA.
Carl is a writer and actor based in Glasgow.
Cormac Quinn is a Glasgow-based writer, originally from Galway in Ireland, who has worked for television and theatre. His television credits include Raven: The Dragon's Eye for BBC. Cormac has also worked with Gael Media for the Irish Language Broadcasters TG4.
Sarah Jane Quinn
Sarah's first foray into scriptwriting was when she opted to write a full length play script for her dissertation while studying for an English degree at Strathclyde University. Her short comedic film Santa's Grotty was made in November 2017.
Julie won the Scottish Book Trust Next Chapter Award 2017 and was shortlisted for Moniack Mhor’s Emerging Writer Award 2018 and a Cove Park Writer Residency. Her fiction has been published, or is forthcoming, in several literary journals, including ‘New Writing Scotland’, ‘From Glasgow To Saturn’, ‘Chicago Literati’, ‘Jellyfish Review’ and ‘Razur Cuts’. Julie is currently being mentored by the writer Janice Galloway.
Ellie has worked with theatre companies that include Theatre Rapture, Borderline, Cutting Edge, Baldy Bane and Hopscotch.
Elissa Soave is a Scottish writer whose work has appeared in a number of print and online publications, including Structo, the Glasgow Review of Books, Open Pen, Gutter and New Writing Scotland. She has had work performed at the CCA and shortlisted for performance at Liars League. She is looking for a home for her first novel while she works on her second.
Katie Sproull is a Glaswegian playwright, charity worker, and a semi-expert in biblical beheadings.
Jane Sunderland is a new playwright from Edinburgh. She is particularly interested in writing plays about women, actual, fictional, living and from the past.
Richy Walsh is a video production artist from Glasgow, he has been writing and directing since 2013.
John Wilde is a writer and performer who also trained in visual arts. John also creates sound pieces and is working on directing three short plays in the autumn.