Diane Stewart


Diane is a playwright currently based in Fife, Scotland. Her work as been performed at the Traverse Theatre, Outwith Festival, Theatre Royal York and by the Lyceum Youth Theatre, amongst others.

Her play Bones, Bogles and Coronets (directed by Catherine Expósito) was performed in Dunfermline Abbey as part of their Bi-Centenary events.

Mixtape/up made the shortlist for the Young Pleasance Playwriting Competition in 2018 and was performed as part of Words in Progress.

Diane is part of Playwrights’ Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme for 2019 and is developing a new play.

Upcoming Shows

Where the Land Meets the Sea for Strange Town Theatre will be performed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the 21st and 22nd of June 2019.

In a flooded city the young people have claimed a place as their own.

Spilt in two, they are divided. But a creature from before is out there, lines will need to be crossed, if not a life could be lost.

Directed by Ellen Shand.

Performed by the Friday 11-14s youth theatre group.

WORK-LIFE part of the Traverse Theatre Breakfast Plays: The Future is [...] on Thursday the 15th, Tuesday 20th and Saturday 24th August 2019, 9am. #BreakfastPlaysTheFutureIs

Reminiscences of Dunfermline A new play based on an old book. Reminiscences of Dunfermline takes us back in time to meet some of the locals from Dunfermline’s past using the book by Alexander Stewart from 1889. Memory, storytelling and how we view the tale of our town are explored in this new play.

A rehearsed reading of the play will give the audience a chance to feedback to the creators and maybe tell their own tale. Tickets available here.

Drama Facilitator

Diane has worked with Limelight Youth in Dunfermline and Millennium Stage School in Livingstone as a drama facilitator. She has also taught workshops at Gymnasium Wendelstein in Germany.

Other Work

Diane is taking part in the YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement, Young Women Lead Programme for 2018/19.


Performance Studies Focusing on Gender and Feminism, Stockholm University, 2018

MA Theatre: Writing, Directing & Performance, University of York, 2016

BA (Hons) Drama & Performance, Queen Margaret University, 2014