Kris Haddow is a Scottish playwright, poet and performer. He is a former Mentored Playwright of Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, and was attached to the Traverse Theatre as one of the Traverse Fifty in 2013.
In 2011, Kris wrote and performed his one-man comedy 2h:9m:37s at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival before touring Scotland in 2012. He regularly appears at scratch nights, comedy nights and spoken word events, and has most recently been sharing his unique blend of 'comedy-oake.'
Kris has won awards for both poetry and prose written in Scots dialect. His poem On Times Austere was engraved in glass and installed at The Globe Inn, Dumfries following the first Windows for Burns Night.
Performance credits include King Lear - Citizens Theatre (Best Music and Sound, CATS 2012), Girl X and Five Minute Theatre - National Theatre of Scotland, Romeo and Juliet - Scottish Ballet, On the Rim of the World - Scottish Opera & Citizens Theatre, music/vocals for Fair Friday - Citz Community Co, and Garrow's Law - BBC Scotland.
A trained baritone, Kris regularly sings at suppers and concert events across Scotland, and has made appearances around the UK, Australia and Ireland.