Amy Hawes is a Glasgow-based TV writer and playwright. She was the sole writer on 2 animation commissions produced by Playdead, culminating in 49 short films for BBC Bitesize Scotland ('The Victorians', aged 9-11) and BBC Bitesize Wales ('KS3 Science', aged 11-14) to be published online in Summer 2019. Other commissions include a series of online training videos for the NHS produced by RealPlay, and episodes of CBeebies 'Molly & Mack' and 'Biggleton' TX Nov & Dec 2018.
Amy has written/directed a BAFTA New Talent-winning film 'Falling for Fitzgerald'. She's worked as researcher/AP on 20+ TV shows including 'Hollyoaks', 'Down on the Farm', & 'Saturday Mash Up' ; as Jnr. Storyliner on 'River City'; & in development for Warner Bros. Specialising in Children's TV she's written/directed sketches for CBBC Presentation & CBBC travelogue 'All Over the Place'. Graduating with an MA in English Language from Edinburgh University in 2009, Amy was awarded a scholarship from Warner Bros. Creative Talent for the celebrated MA TV Fiction Writing Course at Glasgow Caledonian University, graduating with distinction in 2014 and a treasured alumni position on the WBCT programme.
Jennifer is an award winning Scottish Playwright from Kinross and currently living in Edinburgh. Her play Walk a Mile was one of five plays that won the Scottish Short Play Award in 2017.
She was commissioned to write the play Balisong about knive crime and active citizenship with Strange Town Theatre in partnership with Fast Forward and No Knives Better lives. Balisong toured schools in 2017 and was recommissioned to tour schools in every Scottish local Authority between September 2018 and February 2019.
Jennifer wrote two plays for the Edinburgh Just Festival as part of the Edinburgh Fringe with Black Dingo Productions, one of which, Warrior, went on to tour in two separate school runs funded by Nil by Mouth and Sense over Sectarianism. Warrior also received a run at the Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow.
Jennifer has written a number of short plays, working with Braw Fox Theatre Company, Village Pub Theatre, In Motion Theatre Company, the Tron Theatre, Discover 21 Theatre and she has also written a short radio play, Looped, for BBC Radio Drama.
She is a member of the Tron Theatre's Maker Initiative and was one of the Playwrights' Studio's mentored playwrights in 2017.
Mhairi graduated from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh with a First-class honours degree in Drama and Theatre Arts. Mhairi's work has been performed at the Traverse Theatre and Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh as well as the Tron Theatre, The CCA and Oran Mor in Glasgow.
Mhairi was one of six finalists to make it through to the final of the Tron Theatre's 2017 Progressive Playwright Award with her play The Bridge Street Flats. Her short play Preparing for the Afterlife was selected and directed by Andy Arnold and performed as part of the Take me Somewhere festival.
Mhairi has written plays for In Motion theatre company's Winter Words Festival and is working with them again this year through their ReWrite programme on her new satirical comedy piece, Home Shopping. Mhairi is also currently in development for her new play GRID for Braw Fox Theatre Company with the support of the National Theatre of Scotland through their Guest Room programme.
In addition to writing for theatre, Mhairi has also written for film and television. Her short film script Little White Lies was shortlisted by Underwire Festival in London and subsequently co-produced by INDELIBLE INK productions through the Glasgow Film Accelerator Scheme run by Sigma Films and the SFTN. Little White Lies will be released to festivals in early 2019.
Mhairi makes up one third of 'The Tandem Writing Collective' and writes and produces new work in venues across Glasgow and Edinburgh. Due to the successes of Tandem, it will now take up home at the Tron Theatre as part of their 2019 Spring/Summer programme.
Mhairi writes and performs spoken word poetry and has presented work with Glasgow's Sonnet Youth. She can communicate using British Sign Language and is interested in incorporating more of this beautiful language into her work.
Mhairi was chosen as one of six playwrights to take part in the Playwright Studio Scotland's Mentoring Programme for 2019. She will be mentored by Morna Pearson and is developing her play The Politics of White Stuff.