About Kathy McKean
Kathy McKean studied English Literature and Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. She received a New Playwrights’ Bursary from the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and was mentored by David Greig. Her first play, Becoming, was commissioned by lookOUT Theatre and was later performed at the Swann Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in a new writing project with the RSC, and is currently being developed by Shiny Productions following performances at the Southside Fringe. Kathy received support from PSS to write Somewhere Else, extracts from which were performed as part of a Festival of new Scottish writing at venues in Eastern Europe. She was part of the Traverse Fifty group, and Leave Taking was performed as one of the A Play for Edinburgh project. She has delivered Script Surgeries for the Playwrights’ Studio and co-chaired a panel with D Jones for Talkfest: ‘Dear Audience, Let’s Be Perfectly Queer…’ She is currently writing a new adaptation for the next season of Bard in the Botanics.