Katy Nixon is an Edinburgh based writer. Her plays Straight Outta Saughton, Then I Met You and Fingers explore gender and sexuality. She writes a monthly short story for The Leither.
Mentoring Programme 2021
Katy is part of our Mentoring Programme for 2021. She will be developing her play Stanley Road as part of the programme:
It's December 1987, Leith. There is an AIDS epidemic, unemployment in Scotland is at an all time high and unrest in Thatcher's Britain is growing. Kaz, an anti-poll tax activist, after being made homeless finds sanctuary in Stanley Road house. With the support of the other gay women that live there, Kaz begins to discover who she is. Suddenly it isn't enough to just be her girlfriend Debbie's secret. It isn't enough to be fighting alongside people who only accept a fraction of who she is. There is no time to wait to be seen.
Katy is mentored by Annie George.