English and Scots
Scottish Borders Playwriting Programme
Thomas Clark is a Glaswegian writer and performer now living in the Scottish Borders. He works mainly in the Scots language, and has written a number of pieces for the theatre and for film. In 2012 he wrote and performed in the film Gadaboot, which was praised by William McIlvanney as "Glasgow reflected in a broken mirror through shards of memory, anecdote and place". He has since written two short plays, Uptae and Oor Ain Two Feet, and also the short movie The Fifth Miracle, which was screened at the Alchemy Film Festival in 2015.
Beyond the stage, his first poetry collection, Intae the Snaw, was published by Gatehouse Press in 2015, the same year he became Scottish football's first ever poet-in-residence when he was appointed to the role at Selkirk Football Club. He is also Scots language editor at Bella Caledonia, curator of spoken word at the Stowed Out and Heart of Hawick music festivals, and right back for the Scotland Writers football team.