Research & Development Project
Fiona Evans is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced in the UK and abroad. She is best known for her play Scarborough, which won a Scotsman Fringe First Award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and transferred to the Royal Court.
Her play, My Boy, was inspired during her attachment at the Royal Court - Clare McIntyre Bursary - and also forms part of the work completed in her practice led Creative Writing PhD at Newcastle University, during which Fiona radically reworked Euripides' Greek tragedies Medea and Electra.
She is currently developing a feminist re-visioning of Hippolytus, as well as Brecht's Threepenny Bits, a play with music about Brecht's forgotten female collaborators and the myth of the single male genius, workshopped at Theatre Royal Stratford East with director Josette Bushell-Mingo.
Fiona teaches creative writing with diverse groups of people, in settings ranging from universities to prisons, and is a graduate of the BBC Writers' Academy. Having spent the past three years honing her craft in an academic environment, she is excited about relaunching her professional career from - her new home - Scotland.