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WRITING

Writer for stage and screen.

My plays include: Wilding (long-listed for The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2020 and shortlisted for the 2019 Papatango Award), This Little Earth (Arcola Theatre/in development with Brian Zeilinger & Emily Lunnon Productions) and Unremembered. 


Screen and audio drama projects include: Love in Lockdown (Kick It Down Productions), Embraceable You (Lockdown Lives Shorts, dir. Ben Caplan) and Office Bitch.

 

PRODUCING

Podcasts. Theatre. Live Events.

I have seven years' experience working for some of the UK's leading theatres and production companies. 

I am currently producing A Voyage to Antarctica a new podcast for the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust as part of their Antarctica In Sight programme. 

I was Creative Development Associate at The Old Vic where I developed new work for the theatre, including: the One Voice monologue series, working closely with artists including Russell Brand, Maxine Peake, Lolita Chakrabarti and Adrian Lester; and the Voices Off talks programme.


Previously, I worked at Sonia Friedman Productions on over ten musicals and plays in under two years, including the development of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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DRAMATURGY & SCRIPT READING

I'm a dramaturg and script-reader. As well as four years' experience establishing and running The Old Vic's literary department, I've delivered dramaturgy and literary support to  The Donmar WarehouseChichester Festival Theatre, The RSC and The Bush. Freelance projects include the Olivier-nominated The Phlebotomist by Ella Road (Hampstead Theatre) and, while at Sonia Friedman Productions, I supported the development of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I offer a tailored service and competitive pricing to writers looking to develop their work. This could be a one-off read, or more sustained dramaturgical support. 

Testimonials: 

"Jessie is absolutely brilliant. Incredibly supportive and insightful. I couldn't recommend working with her enough."  - Charlie Fink 

"Jessie is a patient and supportive dramaturg, great at giving creative and pragmatic notes." - Matilda Ibini 

"Jessie is lovely and whip-smart. Her generous dramaturgy will help you fulfil your vision for even the most challenging play" - Tom Wright

 

CONTACT

If you have a project or just want to connect please get in touch!

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Photographs by Johan Persson 

Voices Off with Dr Jane Goodall photo by Manuel Harlan 

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