Rebecca Sharp


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Rebecca Sharp

Rebecca Sharp is a writer and artist from Glasgow, currently based in Fife.  Her work spans theatre, poetry and prose; interdisciplinary and collaborative projects. 

Plays include Last Child  (Arches theatre, Glasgow 2001 and HERE Arts Center, NYC 2002); Danger: Hollow Sidewalk  (Arches theatre, 2006); The Wakeful Chamber  (A Play, A Pie & A Pint/Sound Festival - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and Oran Mor, Glasgow 2015); and The Air That Carries The Weight  (Stellar Quines theatre company - Traverse theatre, Edinburgh 2016). Other work for performance includes: For the Bees (with Mr McFall's Chamber and composer Ailie Robertson); The Unmaking of Mary Somerville (Stellar Quines Theatre company and Scottish National Portrait Gallery); and Rules of the Moon (with sound artist Philip Jeck - The Bluecoat, Liverpool and Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh). 

Poetry includes: The Ballad of Juniper Davy and Sonny Lumiere (2010, publication and performances with artist Elizabeth Willow and METAL Liverpool); Fathoming: setting poetry to silk (2011, with artist Eva Fulinova); Unmapped (2013, exhibition and publication of poems and paintings with artist Anna King); and Five Charms for the Potingair  (2017, poems and essential oil scent-blends). Prose includes Little Forks - publication supported by the Gaelic Books Council and Creative Scotland; toured as a live literature performance in English and Gaelic 2012-14.

She has held residencies with a range of organisations including METAL Liverpool, Edge Hill University and StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival. In 2017 she represented Scotland at the International Poetry Festival of Nicaragua in Granada. She regularly gives readings, delivers workshops and other events throughout the UK; and is a board member of Scottish PEN.

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