Writing

Writing

Achievements and Awards in Writing

Shortlisted, from 272 applicants to the final 22, for the Mama Quilla Mentoring Women Writers Initiative, 2021. 

An Honourable Mention for short radio script, 'Stench', by Scriptwriters and Co, 2021.

Poem, 'Collecting Her', chosen for online publication by Creative Ripple, 2021.

Chosen for the Minack Theatre / Writers' Block Emerging Writers Training Programme, 2021.

Selected for the BFI Network BAFTA Crew 2019/20 emerging talent programme as a writer for screen.

Winner of the 'Tomorrow at Noon' commissioning competition at London's Jermyn Street Theatre, with new one act play, 'Glimpse', performed 2018 and published by Oberon Books.

Playscript, 'Station IX', selected and performed as part of a New Writing Westend Showcase, at The Criterion Theatre, London, 2016.

Finalist in the 'Star Wars Fan Film' competition (Audience's Choice Category) with co-written short film, 'Runners', 2016.

Winner of the 'Words and Women' commissioning competition with new stage play, 'Trouble and Strife', published by Unthank Books, 2015.

Poem, 'Thirteen Missing', selected for publication by Accent Press, 2014.

One act stage play, 'Jigsaw',  selected and performed in the Lost One Act Festival, London, 2011.

Winner of the Pubscripts competition, with 'Sunday Morning Waiting', touring Cumbria, 2008.

Short story. '...but that is who you are', selected for publication by Loving Healing Press, 2007.

Awarded Arts Council funding for 2 x co-written films, 'Lost and Broken' and 'Paths of Faith', written and filmed in Europe, 2006.

Invited to and attended the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme, 2006.

Winner of the Special Award for Diversity at the Lost One Act Festival, with 'The Fourth Photo', London, 2005.

Nominated for Best New Writing at the Lost One Act Festival, with 'The Fourth Photo', London, 2005.

Winner of the North Westminster Festival of New Writing, with co-written play 'Bed and Breakfast', London, 2002.

 

Published Work

'Collecting Her', poem published online by Creative Ripple, 2021.

'The Busy Quiet', reflections on Lockdown, published online as part of the Writing in Lockdown project in conjunction with Cardiff and Vale Health Charity, 2020.

'Glimpse', stage play published by Oberon Books, as part of Tomorrow at Noon, 2018.

'Trouble and Strife', stage play published by Unthank Books, as part of Words and Women 2, 2015.

'Thirteen Missing', poem published by Accent Press, as part of anthology Behind Many Doors in conjunction with Literature Wales, 2014.

'Motherhood', a one page play, exhibited by The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff as part of the Play on A Page Exhibition, 2012.

Numerous articles and reviews for Starts, a quarterly online arts listings magazine, 2009.

'...but that is who you are', a short story, published by Loving Healing Press as part of anthology The Story that Must be Told - True Tales of Transformation, 2007.

 

Professionally Produced Theatre and Film

'Glimpse' (Play), staged at The Jermyn Street Theatre, London, 2018. Produced by The Jermyn Street Theatre and directed by Stella Powell-Jones.

'Station IX' (Play Showcase), The Criterion Theatre, London, 2016. Produced by New Writing at The Criterion and directed by Debra Montalvan.

'Runners' (Co-written Short Film), filmed in UK, 2016. Produced and directed by Lawrence Essex.

'Trouble and Strife' (Play), staged reading at The Curve, Norwich, 2015. Produced by Words and Women and directed by Adina Levay.

'Through A Child's Eyes' (Co-written Play), staged at The Da Vinci Theatre, Letchworth, 2014. Produced by LYPC and directed by Omar Okai.

'Jigsaw' (Play), staged at The Lost Theatre, London, 2010. Produced by Peppermint Muse and directed by Lisa Stenhouse.

'Sunday Morning Waiting' (Play), toured Cumbria, 2008. Produced and directed by Pubsripts.

'Lost and Broken' (Co-written Short Film), filmed in Budapest, 2005. Produced by Off Schedule Films and co-directed with Al Orange/ self.

'Paths of Faith' (Co-written Short Film), filmed in Milan, 2005. Produced by Off Schedule Films and co-directed with Al Orange/ self.

'The Fourth Photo' (Play), staged at the Diorama Theatre, London, 2005. Produced by Jumping the Tracks Theatre and directed by self.

'Bed and Breakfast' (Play), staged at the Yaa Asantewaa, London, 2002. Produced by JAM Theatre and co-directed with actor Mark Pearce/ self.

 

Writing Positions

Script Consultant - Pontius Pilot, US feature film, 2018.

Script Consultant - Ultimate Adventure, sci-fi/ fantasy TV pilot, 2017.

Writing Director/ Scriptwriter/ Script Editor - Through A Child's Eyes, Letchworth Arts Centre WW1 Community Theatre Project, 2014.

Arts Editor -  Starts Arts Magazine, writing, editing and collating articles, reviews and listings for arts events in Hertfordshire, 2009.

Collaborator/ Co-writer - Ghost Junction, a youth community theatre project with Rhapsode Arts, 2009.

 

'Jenny writes with raw but refreshing intimacy - captivating material well executed.'

Kyle Gustafson, Theatre Producer