Michael Shand

Michael is an award winning Edinburgh based playwright and novelist.

THEATRE: Michael completed thirty plays - 13 of which were produced in several festivals throughout Scotland by local theatre company 'That's Lunch Productions'. His stage writing is divided into two very contrasting styles; monologues, which he refers to as his 'regurgitated drop down monologue', and One-Act/Full Length scripts, predominantly written in the Scottish vernacular. His script Depravity  won an Arts Trust of Scotland award in 2012, then subsequently made the short-list for The Tobacco Factory Theatre's Script Space competition. His monologue Different  made the long-list of the same competition the year before.

His Play SENTIMENTALITY was longlisted for the Papatango new writing competition.

Through Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, Michael was involved in a script development workshop with director Amanda Gaughan, working intensely on his monologue, One Who Looks, which is about the intricacies of voyeurism.

NOVELS: Michael is the author of four novels:  Jimmy this, Jimmy that, Some Doors Close, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie and One Who Looks. These books are available from his website and Amazon - both paperback and Kindle. His books are published by Austin Macauley.

Michael has also worked as a journalist for the Edinburgh International Book Festival and a theatre reviewer for TV Bomb.

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