Jen McGregor

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Former Mentored Playwright

Jen McGregor

Jen trained in directing at Mountview. She is based in Edinburgh.

Her first play, Creepie Stool, was commissioned by the JUST Festival in 2013 as part of the Scottish Government's Tackling Sectarianism initiative. It first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe and has been revived at Previously…Scotland's History Festival, St Giles' Cathedral and Glasgow Women's Library. She was later invited to write a second play, Such a Nice Girl, for the same project.

In 2015 Jen's Christmas tragedy Comfort & Joy was selected for the TREND festival in Rome. In 2015-16, her play Heaven Burns was performed as a rehearsed reading for Previously…Scotland's History Festival, and her play, #SonsOfGod, an adaptation of Coriolanus, premiered at the Charioteer Theatre/Piccolo Theatre of Milan.

Jen's short plays have been featured at Village Pub Theatre, Words Word Words, Collider, Artists Anonymous, East End Literary Salon and TALOS: The Science Fiction Theatre Festival of London.

In addition to writing plays, Jen writes fiction and occasionally poetry. Her short story Old Woman With Masks was shortlisted for the SMHAFF Writing Awards, and her poem One Character In Search of an Exit has been shortlisted for the Great British Write Off. 



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