Mairead Martin


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Scottish Gaelic

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Former New Playwrights Award

Mairead Martin

Mairead Martin is from the Isle of Skye. She was chosen for the Playwright's Studio 2007 Mentor Programme, which resulted in the completed 60-minute play entitled Sapna. This play was then shortlisted for the Tron Open Stage Awards.

A section of Sapna previewed at the Centre for Contemporary Arts and at the Traverse Theatre for their annual event, Words Words Words.

Mairead successfully completed Shed Media's MA TV Fiction Writing course and was awarded Script of the Year by Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick.

Soon after completing her master's, Mairead was selected by the BBC's Online Drama Writing School E20, Class of 2012, where she sent in scripts. 

Producer, Martyn Robertson of Urbancroft, requested Mairead's insights into the development of his short film entitled Paperboys.

Chris Young of Young films requested Mairead's presence at a Gaelic workshop group on the Isle of Skye to determine the next generation of Scottish Gaelic-speaking writers.

She was invited to Cove Park for a Writers' Residency with the National Theatre of Scotland and to Tulchan Lodge with the Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. She enjoyed both retreats greatly.

Mairead was one of the ten writers selected for ScreenHi's Hi Wireless Drama Writing Programme, and wrote a radio script which was then recorded at The BBC'S Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

She translated Katie Morag into Gaelic for episodes of the 2015 season on BBC Alba.

Photograph by Richard Campbell

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