I'm Corinne Salisbury, an Edinburgh-based playwright, theatre-maker and producer.

I was recently commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland to create a new digital short, THREE BILLION SWIPES, as part of their Scenes for Survival programme; you can watch it here. I was also co-commissioned by Paines Plough and Pitlochry Festival Theatre to create and perform an online piece as part of their COME TO WHERE I AM series; you can watch that one here.

I was awarded a National Theatre of Scotland Guest Room Residency in 2020 to develop a new play, ELODIE, about artificial intelligence being used to help raise our children (supported by a grant from Creative Scotland).

I was one of the 2016 winners of the Playwrights' Studio Scotland New Playwrights Award, as part of which I've been mentored by Zinnie Harris and Philip Howard, to develop a new play, GLORY, about the world of old-fashioned travelling circus.

I'm also a current recipient of Creative Scotland funding to create a new piece of verbatim theatre about women, free speech and “safe spaces”, together with fellow Edinburgh playwright Sophie Good.

My play GIRLBOSS was published in Routledge’s anthology ‘Short Plays with Great Roles for Women’ in late 2019.

I received an Athenaeum Award from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018 to develop a new play, A MOUNTAIN BIRTH, about the early life of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the dangerous dream of utopia.

Other theatre work includes THE DETOUR, commissioned and produced by Strange Town at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in 2017, and THE DARKNESS OR ELSE THE LIGHT, commissioned and produced by Strange Town at the Traverse Theatre in 2018. I've had short plays and readings performed at venues including Hampstead Theatre, Theatre503, Old Red Lion, the Spiegeltent, Southwark Playhouse, Live Theatre Newcastle, Camden People's Theatre, the Yard Theatre, the Old Vic, the Public Theater in New York, the Tron Theatre, the CCA, Village Pub Theatre, and the Hidden Door Festival.  

While previously based in London I was selected for three programmes with Old Vic New Voices, the Old Vic's prestigious talent development scheme: the Time/Warner IGNITE project, the T.S. Eliot US/UK Exchange, and the 24 Hour Plays.

My work is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

See Writing Projects and CV for more information on what I'm currently working on.

 

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