Stewart Ennis


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Former Mentored Playwright

Stewart Ennis

Stewart Ennis is a writer, actor, director, teacher, and occasional photographer and songwriter. As a performer he has worked with some of Scotland's best theatre companies. His work has been seen throughout Europe, India, East Africa, USA and Cuba.

In 1990, he co-founded the award winning Benchtours, co-creating most of their touring shows up until 2006. 

In 2005 he was a recipient of a Playwrights' Studio, Scotland IGNITE Award and, in 2010, a scholarship from SHED Media to study an MA in TV Fiction at Glasgow Caledonian University. From 2011-2018 he was creative writing & performance lecturer at HMP Shotts where he createdA Thousand and One Antarctic Nights for prisoners to perform to their children. 

He has had several short stories & poems published (Gutter Magazine, The Caterpillar/The Moth, The Curlew, National Poetry Anthology) and regularly performs his poetry to audiences of children and adults. He is currently editing an anthology of prison writing and his first novel Blessed Assurance will be published by Vagabond Voices in autumn 2019.  

Plays include Noah Part 1 & 2, The Dark Room, Robert Burns' Celtic Complex, Therapist, One Straight Line and The Taking of Zena Charbonne. He has created various performance works specifically for prisoners. His most recent work, The Monster and Mary Shelley will be retouring Scotland and England in autumn 2019.

In 2019 he received the Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance scholarship to study a full -time PhD in creative writing at The University of Aberdeen and Curtin University, Perth, Australia. 

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