Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Elgin, Scotland. One of her recent plays THE ARTIST MAN AND THE MOTHER WOMAN premiered at the Traverse Theatre in November 2012. A Quebecois translation of the play was given a staged reading at Théâtre La Licorne in Montréal, 2014.
Plays include: The Artist Man and the Mother Woman (Traverse Theatre); Lost At Sea (text, Catherine Wheels);The Library (text, Frozen Charlotte); The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde (Lung Ha Theatre Company);Couldn’t Care Less (co-wrote text, Plutot La Vie/Strange Theatre); Ailie & The Alien (National Theatre Connections); Un Petit Moliere (adaptation, Lung Ha Theatre Company); The Company Will Overlook a Moment of Madness (adaptation, NTS/Òran Mór); Elf Analysis (Òran Mór); Distracted (Traverse Theatre, Meyer-Whitworth Award).
Radio plays: Side Effects (BBC Radio 3/Bona Broadcasting); McBeth’s McPets (BBC Radio Scotland).
Morna was the Traverse Theatre’s Channel 4 Playwright in 2014 and is now an Artistic Associate of the theatre. Skin, the play written while on attachment, won the Catherine Johnson Best Play Award.
“Morna Pearson is a voice worth listening to” The Guardian
“A wild piece of in-your-face Doric hyperrealism…handled with superb wit and feeling.” The Scotsman
“One of the funniest plays the Traverse has staged in years”. The Scotsman (on The Artist Man & The Mother Woman)
“One of the freshest, most fearless and taboo-busting voices to be heard anywhere right now” The Herald