writer and theatremaker
Annie is a writer, theatremaker and occasional filmmaker. She was awarded the Inspiring Scotland Saltire Bursary by the Saltire Society and Scottish Book Trust, and performed her solo show Home Is Not the Place, at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Her play The Bridge, which was commissioned for Glasgow 2014, toured Scotland the year after.
With Magnetic North, she was a featured artist on the Rough Mix residency in Peebles; and Assistant Director on their project, Lost in Music.
She wrote New Year’s Revelations for Scot: Lands, at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival, and has also been developing Untamed, a play with live music, with her teenage children.
Annie directed I Knew A Man Called Livingstone at National Library of Scotland at Edinburgh Fringe, Scottish International Storytelling Festival and Storymoja Hay Festival Nairobi, in 2013; and Nzinga: Warrior Queen at Fringe 2016 – both by Mara Menzies.
In short film, she directed and produced Curry and Irn-Bru, a Real To Reel Award winner, which screened internationally; and was actor and development producer of Daddy’s Girl, winner of numerous international awards including Prix Spécial De Jury for Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2001.
Saturday 21 October, 14:00 National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
Whose culture is it anyway? The cultural appropriation debate