Corinne Salisbury


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Former New Playwrights Award

Corinne Salisbury

Corinne Salisbury is an emerging playwright based in Edinburgh.

National Theatre of Scotland work includes an NTS Guest Room Residency in January 2020 to develop a new play, Elodie, about artificial intelligence being used to help raise our children (supported by a grant from Creative Scotland).

Other theatre work includes The Detour, produced by Strange Town at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in 2017, and The Darkness Or Else The Light, produced by Strange Town at the Traverse Theatre in 2018. She was recently co-commissioned by Paines Plough and Pitlochry Festival Theatre to write a short piece as part of Paines Plough's online Come to Where I am project ( She has also achieved a commission from National Theatre of Scotland in partnership with the BBC to write a short piece for their online Scenes for Survival series.

She has had short plays and readings performed at venues including Hampstead Theatre, Theatre503, Old Red Lion, the Spiegeltent, Southwark Playhouse, Live Theatre Newcastle, Camden People's Theatre, the Yard Theatre, the Old Vic, the Public Theater in New York, the Tron Theatre, Village Pub Theatre and the Hidden Door Festival.

She received an Athenaeum Award from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018 to develop a new play, A Mountain Birth, about the early life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. She is also a current recipient of Creative Scotland funding to create a new piece of verbatim theatre about women, free speech and "safe spaces", together with playwright Sophie Good. Her play Girlboss is published in Routledge's anthology 'Short Plays with Great Roles for Women'. She is a previous winner of the Playwrights' Studio Scotland New Playwrights Award, as part of which she was mentored by Zinnie Harris and Philip Howard to develop a new play, Glory, about the world of old-fashioned travelling circus. Her work is also supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

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