Grant is a gay Scottish writer, actor and theatre-maker who was born in Stranraer but now resides between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Grant graduated from Queen Margaret University’s BA (Hons) Drama and Performance course with a First-Class Honours Degree in 2016. The same year he began his MLitt in Writing for Performance at The University of St Andrews where he graduated in December 2017.
His work is often inspired by social injustice and social realism. He often writes with a focus on the themes of gender, the LGBT community, mental health and how society perceives each subject. Grant likes to write in his mother tongue; Scots. Inspired from the work of Peter Brook, Antonin Artaud to Eugene O’Neill, Martin McDonagh, Anthony Neilson and Sarah Kane, Grant likes to play around with the genre and structure of comedy/farce and intertwine it with the darkness of societal injustices. Grant performed his debut play ‘We’re All Mad in Here’ at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival; a contemporary adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
He is interested in creating theatre that has no locked doors or glass ceilings, an equal playing field for any gender, race, sexual orientation etc; so, Grant is the Artistic Director/Founder of the theatre company 1875 Theatre Collective who will showcase their first show ‘Lockdown’, a play about women, power and control shown through physical theatre and monologue. Grant is close to finishing his first full draft of Scottish dark comedy ‘Undertakers’.
PCS Credits: “Silent Architect” REMOTE CONTROL 2018 Tour, Mentee 18/19, Lab 1 and 2 Artist