Biography

Rob Currie studied Professional Writing for the Creative Industries at Dundee College in 2009/10. In June 2011, Rob took part in the Scottish Youth Theatre’s Young Writers Scheme, where he attended workshops focused on developing scenes for the stage.

In May 2012, Rob was invited to take part in the St. Andrew’s Playwrights Lab. The Lab spent a week developing ten minute plays which were given performed readings at the Byre Theatre. In December 2012, Rob was announced as a recipient of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. He has also self-published two collections of short fiction on Amazon Kindle.

Over 2014, Rob performed at various events with the Scottish Book Trust, including writing showcases at Summerhall in Edinburgh, at Dunbar’s CoastWord Festival, and at Dundee Literary Festival. As part of a Scottish Book Week event, Rob worked with the Scottish Book Trust and the Scottish Refugee Council to write a piece of fiction based on conversations and true events. His work has also been published in New Writing Dundee, and Gutter.

Rob studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Dundee. With the university’s LIP Theatre Company, Rob wrote and co-directed Undertaking, and wrote and directed Open Heart Surgery, which premiered at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In 2019, an extract of Rob’s play Ashloaning was part of Rep Stripped at Dundee Rep Theatre.

Rob lives in Dundee with his wife, Jen, and his Jack Russell Terrier, Casper.