Annie can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio
'...one of Scotland's most powerful writer-performers'. THE SCOTSMAN
Annie is an Edinburgh-based, Kerala-born, award-winning writer, theatre maker and occasional filmmaker.
She was awarded the Scottish Book Trust's Ignite Fellowship in 2019, to develop a screenplay based on her solo show Home is Not the Place, and the Inspiring Scotland Bursary in 2016 (Saltire Society/Scottish Book Trust).
'...an autobiographical, poignant and beautiful account of lineage, identity and what makes home, home'. EDINBURGH GUIDE on Home is Not the Place
Other recent productions includeTwa, a collaboration with visual artist Flore Gardner; and her solo show The Bridge, which toured Scotland and to the Nehru Centre London in 2015. She is currently developing two new scripts, with an eye on however theatre may be presented in the near future.
'...the toying of language from George is a masterclass in the spoken word...' THE REVIEWS HUB on Home is Not the Place
As a director, Annie directed the critically acclaimed I Knew A Man Called Livingstone at National Library of Scotland Edinburgh Fringe, Scottish International Storytelling Festival and Storymoja Hay Festival Nairobi Kenya; and Nzinga: Warrior Queen (both by Mara Menzies).
"…performed masterfully…impressive piece of theatre." BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, on I Knew A Man Called Livingstone
She undertook director training and a residency at Contact Theatre Manchester (Live and Direct/decibel/ACE), through which she was awarded an Assistant Director Bursary, to assist Philip Howard on the Traverse theatre Company's touring production of I Was A Beautiful Day. With Magnetic North Theatre Company, Annie was Assistant Director on the development of their project, Lost in Music, through a Federation of Scottish Theatre bursary. She also trained in Radio Drama Directing (BBC Stages of Sound).
'Twa is a testimony to the creativity, strength and resilience of every woman...liberating as a piece of storytelling...' THE SKINNY
In short film Annie was: Writer/Producer of film poem At Rana Plaza; Director of Curry and Irn-Bru, a Real To Reel Award winner, which was nominated for Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Award, and the Kinofilm Bluefire British Award, and which screened at Festivals in Durban, Rotterdam, Pakistan, Suriname, Spain, Bristol and Glasgow; and was Actor/ Development Producer of Daddy's Girl, winner of numerous international awards including Prix Spécial De Jury for Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2001.