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With over thirty years’ experience as a national and international project manager and conference organiser, Carolyn became a freelance producer in 2015. She has wide-ranging Governance experience. Having set up Ryan Youth Theatre in 2013 as a voluntary constituted organisation, she was responsible for establishing PCS as a registered SCIO. She is currently a trustee of DG Unlimited. For RYT she produced: the 87 Miles project in partnership with ToonSpeak Youth Theatre; commissioned the anti-sectarian play Freedom Square by Des Dillon; and Small Town Women by Seriously Strong Theatre Company. In 2017 she commissioned Drew Taylor to create a sustainable production company for young theatre makers creating new work relevant to Dumfries and Galloway communities. Carolyn has been the literature development officer for Dumfries and Galloway (DG Arts Association and DG Council) and Portfolio Manager for literature development (Wigtown Festival Company), posts funded by Creative Scotland (2010 to 2016). In 2015 she set up Buskers, a spoken word and performance company celebrating the creative processes of women writers, performers and storytellers. Productions include: A Sense of Wonder, a short film (2015); Transgressions, (2018); A Different Kind of Revolution (2017), rehearsed readings of four new plays by D and G writers; Playwrights’ Scratch (2017) for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. Carolyn has a Postgraduate Diploma in Writing for Performance from The Arden School of Theatre, Manchester, and an MSc in Playwriting, awarded in 2017 from the University of Edinburgh. She was selected by NTS for One Day to Play (the Project) at The Stove, Dumfries (2018), by Wigtown festival Company for a mentorship with Graham Eatough (2018) and is the recipient of a Luminate artists’ bursary (2019). She is a published poet.