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 Warehouse, Chichester 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.
"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