© 2023 by Fiona Mackinnon

New writing development

National Theatre of Scotland: 

  • Director of The Prison Governor by Gerry Griffin as part of their Breakthrough Writer's Scheme. June 2018

Traverse: As well as working as assistant director on Meet Me at Dawn by Zinnie Harris, and Breakfast Plays: B!rth by Wati Simha, Liwaa Yazji, Stacey Gregg, Kirsten Greenidge...

  • Script reader (May 2017-Current)​

  • Director for Young Writer's Scratch Night,  April 2017, May 2018

Village Pub Theatre:

  • Guest Director (April 2017, April 2018)

Gorilla Arthouse:

  • Directer of Script in hand performance of Banksy:The Room in the Elephant (August 2017) with Gary Beadle.

Work with young people

  • Young Cast Leader at the Macroberts Art Centre on Chick Whitington, 2017

  • Leading workshops in Devising theatre with instruments at Chinese International School, Hong Kong as a visiting practitioner- May, 2017

  • Youth Theatre Assistant at the Beacon Youth Theatre, Greenock from 2015-17​

  • Workshop leader at Jets theatre School in Discovery Bay Hong Kong, 2012-2013

Visiting Practitioner: 

University of Cumbria

Working with 16 BA performing arts students full time, facilitating actor training, culminating in a production at the end. 

Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare

Training the students in:

-Working with Shakespearean Text 

-Voice

-Composing and devising with music​

Performance Dates: 16th – 18th February, 2017, Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle

Mermaid, Polly Teale

Training the students in:

-Voice and movement 

-Devising

-Contemporary Text​

Performance Dates: 27th – 29th October, 2016, Stanwix Theatre, Carlisle

Community Director:

Bierkeller Theatre

VDay 2014:The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler

-Working with over 30 local female community performers. 

-All profits went to Bristol Rape Crisis. 

Performance dates: 12-14th of February, 2014

Educating Bristol, Amy Evans

-An ambitious community production, about one of Bristol's most loved and inspirational residents.

-The story followed Mary Carpenter, the educational and social welfare reformer. 

-written by Royal Court writer and lifelong Bristolian Amy Bethan Evans.

Performance dates: 27th-30th January, 2014