Morna Pearson


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Morna Pearson

Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Elgin, Scotland. One of her recent plays The Artist Manand the Mother Woman premiered at the Traverse Theatre in November 2012. A Quebecois translation of the play was given a staged reading at Théâtre La Licorne in Montréal, 2014. Her first full professional production was Distracted (Traverse Theatre), which won the Meyer-Whitworth Award in 2007. Other plays include: The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde (adaptation, Lung Ha Theatre Company); Couldn't Care Less (co-wrote text, Plutot La Vie/Strange Theatre); Ailie & The Alien (National Theatre Connections); Un Petit Moliere (adaptation, Lung Ha Theatre Company); The Company Will Overlook a Moment of Madness (adaptation, NTS/Òran Mór);  Elf Analysis (Òran Mór). Radio plays include: Side Effects (BBC Radio 3/Bona Broadcasting); McBeth's McPets (BBC RadioScotland). Morna was the Traverse Theatre's Channel 4 Playwright in 2014 and is now an Artistic Associate of the theatre.

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