ball pit


Witch (2014)

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Jess is a director, writer, and producer.

With a passion for dystopian narratives, Jess is fascinated with body language and the nuance of non-verbal communication. Her interest in theatre extends from a desire to expose the inner workings of the human psyche – revealing the instinctual, the carnal, the flawed vulnerability. An avid people watcher, she often finds inspiration in her own fears and observations.


She has created work for numerous spaces and companies including The Space, The Lion and Unicorn, Brighton Fringe, Marlborough Theatre, The Theatre Royal (Brighton), The Arcola Theatre, The Union Theatre, Etcetera Theatre, & Stockwell Playhouse.

As co-founder of Fight or Flight Productions, Jess is an Associate Artist of The Lion and Unicorn Theatre. She is also the Associate Director for Proforça Theatre Company‘s 2019-2020 seasons, has directed several shorts for Falling Pennies, and recently directed Luke Stapleton's MNEMONIC for Two Fest at The Space.

Up next:

LOVE/RUIN with The Space | BALL PIT by Tom Hartwell coming soon.

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