WRITER & DRAMATURG
Lynda is an award-winning playwright and dramaturg who has been working in professional theatre for over a decade.
Her new play THE INTERFERENCE had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival 2016 in collaboration with Pepperdine University. It received a Broadway Baby Bobby Award and was shortlisted for Amnesty International's Freedom of Expression Award for outstanding work addressing human rights issues.
In 2011 Lynda won a Scotsman Fringe First for her play FUTUREPROOF; a co-production between Dundee Rep Ensemble and the Traverse Theatre. FUTURPROOF will receive its Irish Premiere at the Everyman Theatre in Cork this year as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival, followed by an Irish tour, in a new production directed by Tom Creed.
Her play DORM was short-listed for The Bruntwood Award; the UK's most prestigious new writing award.
Lynda took part in the DREAM PLAYS within the Traverse Breakfast Plays programme for Edinburgh Fringe 2012, and shared in a Herald Angel award.
Her solo show THE ART OF SWIMMING was short-listed for Meyer Whitworth and Total Theatre awards and toured internationally.
Lynda frequently works as a dramaturg and creative writing practitioner in collaborative processes (National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens’ Theatre, Tricky Hat, Playgroup, Imaginate, In Cahootz) and is the playwriting tutor for the MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy at Glasgow University.
Her dramaturgy credits include: DRACULA by Mark Bruce, winner of Southbank Sky Arts award and nominated for a Critics’ Circle National Dance Award (Tobacco Factory Theatres, Wilton’s Music Hall, UK Tour); GRANDAD AND ME (The Letter J, Imaginate Festival Ediburgh, Scottish Tour); UNUSUAL PLACES TO DANCE (Tricky Hat, Cumbernauld Theatre); BERLIN LOVE TOUR nominated for Best New Play at Dublin Fringe (Fierce Festival Birmingham, Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe, Playgroup); DARK WEEK nominated for an Irish Times Theatre award; THE HEIGHTS (Playgroup); PAUSE WITH A SMILE (The Arches, Traverse); DO A DANCE NO ONE CAN SEE YOU DO AND PUT IT IN A LITTLE BAG (National Theatre of Scotland); A WOMAN’S PLACE (Citizens’ Theatre).
Lynda is currently an Associate Playwright with the Playwrights' Studio Scotland and is under commission to the Traverse Theatre, Magnetic North and Stellar Quines.