Grae Cleugh lives and works in Glasgow where he was born and brought up. He trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before becoming a playwright. Grae’s first short play, Eight Nine Ten Out was shortlisted for the Soho Theatre’s Westminster Prize. His first full-length play, F***ing Games, was produced at the Royal Court in 2001 and was directed by Dominic Cooke. Grae won the Laurence Olivier Award in 2002 for the UK’s Most Promising Playwright. In 2009, Grae was awarded an AHRC scholarship and gained a Masters degree in Playwriting at Royal Holloway, University of London. He recently finished his latest play, High Risk Red, and is now writing his fourth play, Smith. Grae has been an Arts Council England Assessor for New Writing (Theatre) since 2010, and has taught playwriting at the Theatre Royal Windsor and Edinburgh Napier University.