Kenny Lindsay is a playwright, poet, writer and actor in both Gaelic and English. He was Writer in Residence 2014/15 at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.
His Gaelic poetry has been published in An Guth, Northwords Now and Sandstone Review.
As a playwright he has worked with Mull Theatre, Grey Coast Theatre and Perth Youth Theatre. His play, The Dogstone, set in his hometown, Oban, was presented as a co-production by the Traverse Theatre and the National Theatre of Scotland.His short Gaelic play, Fon Choill, was seen at An Lanntair in 2009 and his most recent play The Wrapping in the Hide, was performed at Queen Margaret University. His bilingual book of Gaelic oral history interviews, Mas Math Mo Chuimhne – Reflection of the Gaels, was published by Clì Gàidhlig. In 2013 he founded Theatar: Camus Beag, the Oban Gaelic drama group, which he directed in two plays for local radio.
Kenny has worked as an actor with many theatre companies across Scotland, including seasons with Dundee Rep, Perth Theatre, The Brunton and two seasons with Mull Theatre as well as work at the Tron, Pavilion, Cumbernauld, Kings Theatre, Glasgow and Tosg Gaelic Theatre Company with whom he appeared in A’ Chuirt. He worked, too, as actor/deviser with Theatre Hebrides on Roghainn nan Daoine, toured with Stoirm Òg in The Idiot at the Wall and, earlier this year appeared in the site-specific Gaelic drama, Às an Dorchadas.