Andrea McKenzie


Andrea can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio




Playwrights' Studio

Former Mentored Playwright

Andrea McKenzie

Andrea is a writer, performer and director from Edinburgh. She studied acting and playwriting at Edinburgh's Telford College and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

She has written three plays and several short stories. Her play Aye or No about the Scottish Independence Referendum through the eyes of primary school children was described as a "must see" by the Edinburgh Evening News.

Dark comedy After Party about love, excess and karma in the 90s rave scene was shortlisted for the Scottish Short Play Awards. She is currently developing it into a full length drama with the help of Playwrights Studio Scotland.

Mentoring Programme 2021

Andrea is part of our Mentoring Programme for 2021. She will develop After Party as part of the programme:

Can a love affair born from the rave scene stay forever young? Or will disaster spring from Discoland, leaving bits and pieces all over the floor? Shapes are made and lines are drawn in this story of love, isolation and insomnia. As life moves faster than an Arches strobe, they soon discover parenthood requires commitment. But so does addiction. If God is a DJ, what happens when the music stops… and all that surrounds you is darkness? A play that will have you up dancing on your feet and crashing back to earth, just like an old skool night out.

Andrea is mentored by Annie George.

Photograph by Mihaela Bodlovic

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