Xana Marwick is a stage and television writer based in Edinburgh.
After leaving school aged fifteen, she later went on to study at the Royal Conservatoire for Scotland. Her work is often collaborative and is intentionally diverse in both style and content, though often for/inspired by children and young people, particularly those she has met through her work in socially excluded communities. Xana often takes on multiple creative roles including director and designer.
As a writer / director she is CATS nominated (NESTS), has been named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist, in 2016 was the only writer living in Scotland on attachment to the BBC Writersroom / Dramaroom scheme, has appeared multiple times in the Creative Scotland ‘Made in Scotland’ Showcase (Hup, Valentina’s Galaxy), featured work in the Glasgow Culture 2014 programme (Yellow Valley), has been shown at festivals and venues throughout the UK and internationally and has been shortlisted for the Canadian DORA awards (Hup) and The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award (The Marshmallow Test), among others. Xana has been fortunate to be involved in a number of selective development programmes including for CBBC, BBC River City, BBC The Social, Imaginate, Summerhall and Dancebase and has worked as a writer, director, dramaturg and creative practitioner for a wide variety of organisations, across the globe.
Xana writes regularly for the BBC and is currently developing a number of stage plays including Willow in the Window (a Unicorn Seed commission), Thrown (an Imaginate Accelerator Project) and some very exciting new works to be revealed in 2020.
Xana currently lives by the seaside, in the same small town that five whole generations of her family have lived in.