Award-winning poet, author and playwright Chris Dolan was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His first play, The Veil, premiered at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in 1991. His other plays include Sabina! (1998), a bittersweet comedy set in Glasgow, which won an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First in 1996, and which he adapted for BBC Radio 4 in 2000. Sabina has had 9 productions to date. The Reader, an adaptation of the novel by Bernard Schlink, was first staged in 2000 by Borderline Theatre and will be produced in the US in 2006.