Selma is Artistic Director of Greyscale freelance writer and director and a visiting tutor in Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow.
Selma is currently writing a libretto for Zatopek! The Opera, for 2012 Cultural Olympiad which will be performed in Liverpool, London, Prague and Berlin and Sex Education For Adults, a show for one actor and a French speaking puppet.
Her plays have been produced in UK, Croatia, Ukraine and Russia and she was awarded SAC New Writing Bursary in 2007, Peggy Ramsey Bursary in 2008 and 2010, as well as an Northern Stage inaugural Title Pending award for “the most innovative, thoughtful and intriguing proposal for a new piece of theatre” for A Prayer.
- MLitt Dramaturgy and Playwriting programme
Her work as a writer includes: Night Time (Traverse Theatre), Game Theory (co-written with Pamela Carter, Traverse Theatre and Royal Exchange Manchester, shortlisted for Meyer-Whithward Award), Time To Go (7:84 theatre), Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone (Oran Mor), Broken (Oran Mor), A Prayer (Greyscale tour), Extremely Brief And Violent (TheatreScience) and Harmless Creatures (Hull Truck Theatre, as part of Greyscale’s Theatre Brothel).
Directing work includes: Tonight David Ireland Will Lecture, Dance and Box by Lorne Campbell and Sandy Grierson (Oran Mor and Northern Stage), What Would Judas Do? by Stewart Lee (Theatre Royal Bath and Northern Stage), Waterproof by Andy Duffy, An Incident At The Border by Kieran Lynn, Cyrano by Edmond Rostand (Oran Mor), A Beginning, A Middle And An End by Sylvia Dow (Stellar Quines Theatre Company), A Prayer (Northern Stage, Hull Truck and Almeida Theatre as part of The Theatre Brothel.) and The Rashomon Effect (Almeida, Young Friends of Almeida, Festival).
Work as a translator includes plays and novels by authors such as Robert Holman, Enda Walsh, David Harrower, Susan Sontag, Dave Eggers, Salman Rushdie, Roddy Doyle, James Kelman, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, Irvine Welsh and Barry Gifford.
As a dramaturg Selma has worked with the Tron Theatre, Croatian National Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland Workshop.