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Working with four professional playwrights, the Citizens Theatre Young Co. are developing a series of short dramatic pieces exploring mental health issues faced by young people. The project will culminate with a thought-provoking and entertaining evening of new writing, performed to the public in March. Find out more and book tickets for the event.

The playwrights mentoring on the project are:

Eve Nicol

Glaswegian playwright Eve has created new works with companies including BBC Arts, Middle Child Theatre, Avalon and Traverse Theatre. Her music filled plays have toured nightclubs, festivals and theatres across the UK. She has also directed several productions, including staging the worldwide premieres of work by Douglas Maxwell and Hannah Lavery. Hear more from Eve

Martin O’Connor

Martin is a theatre maker, performer and poet from Glasgow. He has written, directed and performed for a number of Scottish theatre companies and organisations, such as Tron Theatre, Scottish Opera and National Theatre of Scotland. Martin has been director of the Tron Theatre Young Company since 2012, and is the current Progression Associate with Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre. Hear more from Martin.

Sara Shaarawi

Sara is a playwright from Cairo, based in Glasgow. Her work has been read at venues across Scotland and London, and her plays have been produced internationally in Germany, South Africa and Uganda. Most recently, Sara’s immersive, audio-story Niqabi Ninja opened at Shubbak Festival in London, followed by a Scotland-wide tour and a run at the Edinburgh International Festival. Hear more from Sara.

May Sumbwanyambe

May is a librettist, radio dramatist, academic and playwright from Edinburgh. In 2016 May’s debut play was the winner of the Alfred Fagon Award, he has also won the BBC PAF’s £10k Legacy Award. He was the inaugural Papatango Resident Playwright. His new play Enough of Him premieres this October in a co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. May has also worked as a new writing tutor for over 10 years. Hear more from May.

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