Morna Young is a playwright, theatre-maker, actress and musician from Moray. She was a recipient of a New Playwright's Award 2014 (Playwright's Studio Scotland) and was a mentored playwright in 2013.
Her full-length play, LOST AT SEA, spans forty years of the fishing industry and is in pre-production with Eden Court following a sold out rehearsed reading (co-produced by Stellar Quines, Out of the Darkness and Moray Council). Other credits include: NETTING (A Play, Pie and a Pint at Oran Mor and The Lemon Tree), NEVER LAND (Eden Court) and B-ROADS (co-written with David Rankine for Play Pieces). She has performed extracts of her work at the Scottish Parliament and the European Authors' Festival (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland).
Morna is a trained journalist and was arts/lifestyle columnist for The Northern Scot in 2012. A multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter, she has performed with Kevin McKidd's band THE SPEYSIDE SESSIONS, THE FISHWIVES CHOIR (recent appearances include The One Show and BBC Breakfast) and composed for theatre shows including SUNSET SONG (The Beacon). As an actress, she has worked with The National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Lyceum, Dundee Rep, Eden Court and is an Associate Artist of Out of the Darkness (ODTC). Residencies include: Cove Park and Rough Mix (Scotland) and CAMAC (France).
Morna's journalistic background has given her a keen interest in research-based work with a creative outcome. She enjoys working with verbatim text and exploring the boundaries between fact and fiction. Morna primarily writes in her native dialect, Doric.