Daniel is famous. He has walked away from disaster and turned it into art. As he prepares for the ultimate exhibition of his life, the headlines proclaim him unbreakable. But inside, Daniel is falling apart. LJ has always been a survivor, in total command of her emotions. Since being bound to Daniel by a freak accident, she can’t quite seem to get her heart under control. Steph wants to be special, to have her photo in the paper for once, and not just because she’s Daniel’s sister. Can Karl, who claims to be in ‘production’, invent a future where they both get recognised?
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About the Author
Her breakthrough came in August 1999 when she wrote and directed her first professional play ...touched... which premiered at Edinburgh's Hillstreet Theatre Venue. ...touched... received critical acclaim and attracted attention from the Traverse Theatre, the National Theatre London and the BBC. She founded Djinn Theatre Company in 1999 and has served as Artistic Director since that time.
Since 1999, she has written thirteen plays for stage, three radio plays, contributed episodes to Ecosse Films series Raw on RTÉ, and had her poetry included in several anthologies. She has won numerous awards for her plays including an Edinburgh Fringe Award, an Irish Times/ ESB Theatre Award, and most recently the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland's 2010 Best New Play Award for The Dark Things, produced by The Traverse Theatre in 2009. The Dark Things also won Best Production at the CATS awards. Her plays include Like Sugar on Skin, ...touched..., Blue, Wanderings, Gift, The Spidermen, Orpheus Road, Birdsong, The Parting Glass, RIOT, The Magic Tree, Car Four, The Fisherman, A Tiny Light in the Darkness, The Dark Things and a version of Lorca's Yerma. These plays have been translated and produced extensively and were written for companies such as the Traverse Theatre, The National Theatre London, the Abbey Theatre, Paines Plough, the American Conservatory Theatre, Origin Theatre Company, and the BBC amongst others. In 2011 she wrote and directed her first short film The Woods which is currently in post production. She has been writer in residence for Paines Plough Theatre Company, the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Centre, the National Theatre, CREATE and Galway Local Authorities. Her plays are published by Oberon Books and Faber and Faber and her poetry is published by Arlen House and Dedalus Press. She is currently on attachment at the Soho Theatre London as one of their Soho 6 Writers.