Louise Welsh

Appearing at the festival in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2009, Louise Welsh is one of Glasgay!’s patrons.

Her play, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ALFRED was performed at Glasgay! in 2006. in 2007 the festival commissioned her novella TAMBURLAINE MUST DIE in a new play directred by Kenny Miller. In 2009 she was commissioned to write a new play, MEMORY CELLS which appeared to critical acclaim at The Arches and later transferred to The Edinburgh Festival. In 2010 the feetival again commissioned Louise to co-write with her partner Zoe Strachan a new drama entitled PANIC PATTERNS. The production was directed by Alison Peebles and staged at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. PANIC PATTERNS was later commissionedby BBC Radio 3 for its afternoon drama slot.

Louise’s work has been translated into twenty languages and she has been the recipient of several awards and international fellowships. Louise Welsh became a Patron of the Glasgay! Festival in 2007