About Alan McKendrick
Alan is a writer, director and translator working across theatre and opera.
Work as writer/director includes an epic adaptation of Alexander Trocchi's cult novel Cain's Book for Untitled Projects/Arches; nuclear proliferation comedy Finished With Engines for Arches/Traverse plus most recently sci-fi jailbreak musical Cadaver Police In Quest Of Aquatraz Exit, which played as part of the National Theatre Of Scotland event Dear Europe before being invited for further performances at Staatstheater Nürnberg.
As writer, projects include Oh Graveyard, You Can't Hold Me Always for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, final-shortlisted Bruntwood Award 2017; Ophelia, a radical rewriting of William Shakespeare's Hamlet in collaboration with performer Adura Onashile and director Stewart Laing for Òran Mór; The Eye for Untitled Projects, a free adaptation of Georges Bataille's Story Of The Eye featuring kinetic sculptures, robotics, silicone prosthetics and live performer; plus with composer Luke Styles All Howl At Once for Aldeburgh Music, a goth song cycle for goth and non-goth children.
He has made further work with various organisations including Bayerische Staatsoper, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, HAU Berlin, Internationales Forum Berlin, Glasgow International, GoMA, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, La Nuova Musica and Riot Group.