Every year we like to give our followers a little festive cheer by creating original content for our online platforms. It’s our way of saying thank you to our audiences across the world. This year we have commissioned 4 writers based in Scotland to tell a Christmas story. These 4 very different takes on Christmas will be shared on Facebook in December, and we cant wait to share them with you.
Watch out for a jazz reindeer, Santa as you’ve never seen him before, a teenager with a special Christmas wish and a heart felt monologue straight from your Christmas table.
This year’s Digital Fictions writers are:
Roberto is a story-swinger. Basically, he writes, he chats and he plays the double bass. He is one of these creatures where chromosome reshuffling has resulted in a genetic obligation to carry out every task in a hopelessly original way. As such, even the arts are yet to invent an art in which he can comfortably fit. The poor fella has to resort to blending jazz, literature and performance to say some of what he feels. He has no business sense whatsoever. But he is a loveable chap.
Grant is a Scottish filmmaker specialising in stop-motion character animation. His work has been shown locally in Edinburgh, publicised nationally on BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review Show’, and screened internationally at over 30 animation festivals.
Jo is an emerging writer based in Glasgow. She was the recipient of the Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright Award in 2017 and was mentored by Lynda Radley through the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme. Jo has had short plays performed at Stage to Page at the CCA, the Progressive Playwright at the Tron Theatre and Winter Words at the Bungo. Her short play The Keepsake was shortlisted for the Scotland Short Play Award 2017. She is currently developing her first full length play, Lily, with In Motion Theatre Company.
Laurie is a playwright from Glasgow. His work includes: Old Enough (Traverse Theatre); Rats! (Tron Theatre: Table Read 4), Platypus Milk (Dirty Protest); Playback (Stag Hart); Spring-y and CyberBuddy (Hopscotch).
He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Playwriting and a proud member of the Scottish Society of Playwrights.
In 2019 Laurie was a recipient of a New Playwrights Award from the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.