Laurie Motherwell


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New Playwrights Award

Laurie Motherwell

Laurie is a playwright born, raised and based in Glasgow.

Plays include: Old Enough (Traverse Theatre); Playback (Stag Hart, Flying Artichoke Shortlisted), Platypus Milk (Dirty Protest), The Captain's Heart (Playwrights' Studio, Scotland); CyberBuddy (Hopscotch Theatre).

Work in Development: Roxana (Modest Predicament); Comes Around  (Macrobert Arts Centre); NoMa, RATS!, Tides Turn*, and Churned (Tron Theatre, Mayfesto Award Shortlisted).

He is co-editor of playwriting and process zine SUGAR alongside director and playwright Eve Nicol.

Laurie is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh's MSc in Playwriting, and is a proud member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights.

New Playwrights Award Recipient 2019

Laurie is a recipient of a New Playwrights Award for 2019. He will be developing i was born to love you for the day you love me too as part of the programme:

Jack was looking for love, and he has found it in Nam; a woman half his age from Thailand.

Until he can move there they keep their relationship alive online. Ruaridh dates his University professor, and Connor goes out with his first girlfriend in school. They both use their father's relationship as a barometer for their own - to disastrous consequences. 

'i was born to love you for the day you love me too' explores why older men may turn to long distance international relationships instead of trying to find love at home. And asks how this might influence those who look up to them.

Laurie is receiving dramaturgical support on his play from playwright Linda McLean.

Photograph by Stephen Mitchell

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