Kathy McKean


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Kathy McKean

Kathy McKean studied English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow.

She received a New Playwrights' Bursary from the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland and was mentored by David Greig. Her first play,  Becoming, was commissioned by lookOUT Theatre and was later performed at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in a new writing project with the RSC, and is currently being developed by Shiny Productions following performances at the Southside Fringe. She was part of the Traverse Fifty group, and  Leave Taking was performed as one of the A Play for Edinburgh project.

She has delivered Script Surgeries for the Playwrights' Studio and co-chaired a panel with D Jones for Talkfest: 'Dear Audience, Let's Be Perfectly Queer…' Recent work includes  Getting Close, written as one of the NTS's  Scenes for Survival. She is currently writing a new adaptation for the next season of Bard in the Botanics.

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