Annie is an award-winning writer, director, producer, performer and an occasional filmmaker.
She was awarded the Ignite Fellowship in 2019 by the Scottish Book Trust and the Inspiring Scotland Bursary by the Saltire Society and the Scottish Book Trust in 2016. Annie is also a playwright mentor on Playwrights Studio Scotland’s mentoring programme, from 2020-22.
Recent plays include Twa, Home is Not the Place, and The Bridge – a Glasgow 2014 commission – which became the first production by a South Asian writer to receive funding for a Scottish tour by national arts agency Creative Scotland.
Other plays include Nighthawks, Heulwen (White Sun), Noor, The Dark Prince, Coast, Wave and Incendiary (Brick Lane), and have been read or performed at Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Citizens Theatre Glasgow, The Arches, Contact Theatre Manchester, Oval House Theatre London, the Scottish Parliament, Leith Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe.
Through a Federation of Scottish Theatre Assistant Director Bursary, she worked with Magnetic North on the development of their project Lost in Music by Kim Moore and Nicholas Bone; and was a featured artist on their Rough Mix residency at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles in 2017.
“Annie George’s Noor evokes striking and vivid images…an intelligently written and linguistically colourful piece…” NOOR, The List
Annie wrote New Year’s Revolutions, the combined title of three short new pieces for SCOT:LANDS, part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival, which featured performances by Young Fathers’ Alloysious Massaquoi, as well as her own teenage children.
She wrote and produced a short film poem At Rana Plaza, about the Seamstress who was the last survivor pulled out of the wreckage of the collapsed building in Bangladesh in 2013.
Annie also directed the critically acclaimed storytelling theatre piece I Knew A Man Called Livingstone at National Library of Scotland Edinburgh Fringe 2013, Storymoja Hay Festival Nairobi Kenya and Scottish International Storytelling Festival; and Director of Nzinga: Warrior Queen at Fringe 2016 (both by Mara Menzies).
“…performed masterfully…impressive piece of theatre.” LIVINGSTONE, British Theatre Guide
Annie was Assistant Director to Philip Howard on the Traverse Theatre Company touring production of I Was A Beautiful Day, through a bursary from Live and Direct, a training initiative for Black directors, at Contact Theatre in Manchester . She was also selected for a three week residency at Contact and has directed Flip the Script slams there too. Annie directed a reading of The Dubai Papers for Traverse Theatre’s Write Here Festival in 2012.
Curry and Irn-Bru, Annie’s first short film as director, won a Real To Reel Award at Glasgow’s International Short Film Festival; was nominated for the Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Award and the Bluefire British Film Award; is part of the British Council Short Film selection and been screened at Festivals in Durban, Rotterdam, Pakistan, Suriname and Spain.
“The voice of British Asian cinema gets louder and more confident…The pick is the Glasgow-set Curry and Irn-Bru.” CURRY AND IRN-BRU, BBC Website
She wrote and directed the short film Hope, screened at the Cameo in the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 2009.
As an actor, she appeared in the short film Daddy’s Girl, winner of numerous awards including the Prix Spécial De Jury for Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2001 and co-produced the short film My Daughter’s Face which won awards at festivals in Palm Springs, Vendome in France and Pescara in Italy.
“Atmospheric…charming and thought provoking.” DADDY’S GIRL, The Guardian
Annie was actor and producer in the mid ‘90s, with Fringe First winning CAT. A. Theatre Company, a small scale touring, new writing company that often used the prison setting as a site in which to explore social issues. She has also worked with Stellar Quines Theatre Company, Traverse Theatre Company, The Script Factory, Dr Finlay’s Casebook for BBC Radio 4, BBC World, BBC Scotland and in Taggart for STV.