JD Stewart is a gay playwright, TV writer, screenwriter, performer, and digital content creator from the Scottish Borders. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University and an MSc in Playwriting from The University of Edinburgh. His work includes: GAY BOY (Frigid Festival, New York, 2018), COMPRESSION (Theatre Uncut Finalist, 2019), ONE TWENTY-ONE (Verity Bargate Top 100, 2020), THE BIRTHDAY, ENGAGEMENT, FUNERAL PARTY (Hope Mill Theatre Prize Shortlist, 2021), ELASTIC (Platform Presents Play Prize Finalist, 2021), PINKFACE with Olivia Fischer (Vanishing Point: Everyone is Creative Award, 2021) and DANIEL GETTING MARRIED (dir. Kenny Miller, Play, Pie & a Pint 2022). In 2022, JD was chosen as one of twelve writers to be a part of BBC Scottish Voices. He is developing two screenplays, one through the Edinburgh Film Festival Screen Starter programme and one through NFTS. JD's work focuses on the LGBTQ+ community: where we are, where we are going, and placing us back into narratives where we have been removed.