Kenny Lindsay


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Kenny Lindsay

Kenny is a playwright and director based on the Isle of Skye, where he was Writer in Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 2014-15.

As a playwright, he has worked with Mull Theatre, Grey Coast Theatre and Perth Youth Theatre. His play, The Dogstone, set in his hometown of Oban, was presented as a co-production by the Traverse Theatre and the NTS in 2008. His short Gaelic play, Fon Choill  (On the Run), was seen at An Lanntair in 2009, and his play The Wrapping in the Hide was performed at Queen Margaret University.

In 2010, his bilingual book of Gaelic oral history interviews, Mas Math Mo Chuimhne - Reflection of the Gaels, was published by Clì Gàidhlig. In 2013, he founded Theatar: Camus Beag, the Oban Gaelic drama group, with whom he directed two plays for local radio.

Currently runs Buidheann Dràma, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, for whom he has written and directed Pipkin, Taigh na Bana-Bhuidsich (The House of the Witch; Best New Play, Best overall play, Royal National Mòd 2018), Deas-ghnàth (Ritual; Best New Play, Royal National Mòd 2019), and directed Iain Finlay MacLeod's Salvage as well as An t-Sealg (The Hunt) by Michelle Carolin Otto.

His Gaelic novel for young adults, A'Choille Fhiadhaich (The Wild Wood), based on his play, Pipkin, was published in 2017.

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