Writing

Since writing. directing and producing her first production Aesop’s Fables in 2011 Belle continued to write and some of her short plays were performed at The Village Pub Theatre. She was a mentored playwright with the Playwrights’ Studio in 2015 during which time she also received funding from Creative Scotland and the Tom McGrath Trust to develop a mixed-media piece called Shame. She was a finalist for the Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright Award in 2016 with another play, Boudicca’s Daughters, and in 2017 wrote a specially commissioned piece with Heir of the Cursed for TYCI at Declaration Festival. She was also commissioned to write a piece with musicians Audrey Tait and Lauren Gilmour for the Measuring Humanitues project by Dr Marisa de Andrade of the University of Edinburgh.  Belle, Audrey and Lauren are also working on a preoject together Closed Doors which they will be developing 2017. Her mixed media play Shame, will be performed at the Assembly Studio Five George Square at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, produced by Tidy Carnage. She has also had two poems and a short story published and performed her poetry at nights including Flint and Pitch and Sonnet Youth.