About the Author
Shiona is a playwright whose work has emerged from a career in teaching Drama. She has worked for theatre companies such as The Everyman. Cheltenham, Forest Forge, Show of Strength, Theatre West, Northumberland Theatre Company, and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Her play At the Hop has been published by Forest Forge in Three Plays for Rural Audiences. Hard Shoulder, a play for 12-16 year-olds was a prizewinner in the 2010 Trinity Guildhall International Playwriting Competition.
Shiona has written for a wide range of contexts including regional touring, pub theatre, young peoples’ theatre, and site-specific performance. She has worked collaboratively with artists of other disciplines and written for young performers through projects with Theatre Royal Plymouth. Her most recent projects have been Scribbler Girl, a play about the poet and kitchen maid Mary Leapor, toured by Northumberland Theatre Company in March 2013, Slippage, a collaborative piece for The New Blood Festival at The Bikeshed Theatre in July 2013 and Rooming for Theatre West’s autumn season.
Shiona enjoys delivering workshops in both Drama and Creative Writing.