Xana is a writer and theatre director based in Edinburgh. After leaving school aged fifteen, she 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.
As a writer she has been named on the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, and in 2016 was the only writer living in Scotland on attachment to the BBC Writersroom / Dramaroom scheme. As a director, her work has appeared in the Creative Scotland ‘Made in Scotland’ Showcase and Glasgow Culture 2014 programme and has been shown at festivals and venues throughout the UK and internationally (Canada, US, Hong Kong, Maccau). Xana is Artistic Director of Stadium Rock, an Imaginate Associate Artist and a member of The Village Pub Theatre Writers’ Collective.
Xana currently lives by the seaside, in the same small town that five whole generations of her family have lived in.