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.

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