Award Winners Julie Tsang, Catriona Duggan, Philip Rainford, Vivien Jones and Jennifer Adam
From Cumbernauld Theatre
May 17th, 2017
Cumbernauld Theatre is pleased to announce the five new plays – and five new playwrights – that have been awarded the increasingly coveted Scotland Short Play Award for 2017.
Song of Bernadette by Catriona Duggan
Walk A Mile by Jennifer Adam
Lilyburgh Lane by Julie Tsang
Something Bothering You by Vivien Jones
I’ll Be There by Philip Rainford
Walk A Mile written by Jennifer Adam
"Mother sits next to me.
Her eyes were shifting between those by the shore.
“Fourteen men.” She said.
I recalled the headcount as we were ushered into the rubber boat on the other side of the water. Nineteen men were on the boat when we left."
Walk a Mile is a powerful drama about a chance meeting between a Syrian girl and a Glaswegian boy.
Jennifer has written a number of short plays, including a short radio play for BBC Scotland Radio Drama. She is one of the Playwright’s Studio Scotland’s 2017 Mentored Playwrights. Her recent credits include Kiss, Cuddle, Torture and Warrior, both featured at the Edinburgh Fringe. She aspires to travel around the Scottish Highlands in a small white caravan.
‘I am absolutely delighted to be one of the winning writers selected for the Cumbernauld Theatre Short Play Award. I’m really looking forward to attending development sessions and working with a cast and director to bring the piece together.’ – Jennifer Adam
The 5 short-plays have been commissioned and developed through Cumbernauld Theatre’s National Scotland Short Play Award 2017
The Scotland Short Play Award is a national playwriting development project encouraging first time writers to engage and experiment with dramatic writing specifically through the creatively challenging 15 minute ‘micro-play’ format.
There is a successful tradition of film makers making shorts for festivals and screenings as part of preparation for creating larger scale films and projects. The Scotland Short Play Award aims to borrow from that success and encourage and enable future playwrights to engage with dramatic writing first in the short format, which may lead later to further development in the longer format.
Following on from the inaugural awards in 2015, the awards in 2017 have appointed five bursaries to five new plays by five new Scotland based writers.