Ian Low

Ian Low

I started writing in my final year at art college while studying animation in Dundee. I joined the University's theatre society, Lip Theatre, and in 1997 took two self-penned plays to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Soon after graduation, I set up a small theatre company in Dundee called Cold Gravy Productions, and produced two plays in 1998: Mop Art and The Stomach. Due to a lack of funding, the company disbanded, but I kept writing plays for stage and radio, film scripts and poetry.

In January 2005, I was invited for a week-long Regional Writers Workshop at The National Theatre in London. Out of the twelve other people in attendance, I was the only Scot there.

In September 2006, I won the Merchant City Festival/GMAC short film competition with my proposal for a 10 min film about stand-up comedy heckling called Friendly Fire.  In November 2006, I was given a six-month mentorship with Playwrights' Studio, Scotland in Glasgow. I was mentored by playwright Douglas Maxwell.

In April and June 2008, I had rehearsed readings of my plays, Red Diesel and One Gun, both in Glasgow.

In May 2009, I had a ten-minute play, Dance Attendance On, performed in the Traverse Theatre as part of their Wildfire Night.

October 2010, my play One Gun was put on at Òran  Mór's A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

June 2011, I took part in a script development week with the Dundee Rep and NTS.

December 2014, I took part in The Traverse Theatre's Words, Words, Words  scratch night.

In March 2016, my adaptation of Derek Jarman's unfilmed script, Bob-Up-A-Down, was performed by the University of Dundee's Joot Theatre Company. 


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