Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based writer originally from Elgin, Scotland.
Her play How To Disappear, written while on the Channel 4 Playwright Scheme, won the Catherine Johnson Best Play Award in 2016. It will be produced by the Traverse Theatre in December 2017.
Other current projects include: Let’s Inherit the Earth for Dogstar Theatre, and a comedy series treatment for BBC Studios.
Theatre productions include: Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery (Lung Ha/Grid Iron); Walking On Walls (Traverse/A Play, A Pie & A Pint); Bin Heid (Traverse Breakfast Play); Lost At Sea (text, Catherine Wheels); The Library (text, Frozen Charlotte); The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde (Lung Ha); Ailie & The Alien (National Theatre Connections); Un Petit Moliere (adaptation, Lung Ha); The Artist Man and the Mother Woman (Traverse Theatre); The Company Will Overlook a Moment of Madness (adaptation, National Theatre of Scotland/A Play, A Pie & A Pint); Elf Analysis (A Play, A Pie & A Pint); Distracted (Traverse Theatre, received the Meyer-Whitworth Award).
Radio plays: Side Effects (BBC Radio 3/Bona Broadcasting); McBeth’s McPets (BBC Radio Scotland)
“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