Artists in residence
We work with writers, directors and theatre artists through our
Playwrights and Artists in Residence programmes.
Channel 4 Playwright - Morna Pearson
Morna Pearson is currently working as our Channel 4 Playwright.
Morna, who began her early career here as a member of our Young
Writers' Group, is an award-winning playwright who has achieved
notable successes already with her commissioned
works Distracted and Artist Man and Mother Woman. She also featured
earlier this year in our Write Here festival with the rehearsed
reading of her new work Skin; or How to Disappear.
Amongst her other awards is the Meyer-Whitworth Prize
for Distracted and she was named as one of
the Canongate 40 'artists-to-watch'
in autumn 2013, having been nominated by our own Artistic
Director Orla O'Loughlin.
Morna will now write at least one full-length play and work with
a variety of theatre practitioners here at the Traverse.
Throughout her residence at the Traverse we will be updating our
Tumblr with details of the projects she will be involved in - read
the first entry here.
IASH / Traverse Creative Fellow 2014
We are pleased to be working once again with Edinburgh
University's Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities to
continue our partnership in a Creative Fellowship to be based
within the University. The next Creative Fellowship will take place
later in 2014, details of the fellowship and the playwright will be
annouced later this year.
Previous IASH / Traverse Creative Fellows have included Iain
Finlay Macleod, Pamela Carter, Jo Clifford and Linda McLean.