Bio

Jennifer is a dual citizen of Australia / UK currently residing in Melbourne Australia. 
Jennifer is the Artistic Director of the Melbourne Shakespeare Company  as well as a freelance director, writer and producer.

 

Education

 

2020

Sparrows Mentor Program

Directing Mentor: Simon Phillips

 

2016

The Globe Theatre - London

Postgraduate Directing

2010 - 2011

Guildford School of Acting

MA Acting

 

2005 - 2008

Bath Spa University

BA Performing Arts

 

Grants
& Awards 

2021

Stonnington Council Arts Grant

Funding for The Winter's Tale

2020

Port Phillip Council Arts Grant

Funding for Telling Tales

2020

City of Melbourne 

Funding for King Lear

 

2020

Stonnington Council Arts Grant

Funding for As You Like It

2019

Port Phillip Local Festivals Fund

Funding for The Taming of the Shrew

2019

Stonnington Council Arts Grant

Funding for Love's Labour's Lost

2018

Stonnington Council Arts Grant

Funding for Twelfth Night

2017

Port Phillip Local Festival Fund

Funding for 'Plays in the Park'

2016

Port Phillip Local Festival Fund

Funding for 'Plays in the Park'

 

2015

UK Short Film Festival

Finalist: A Bad Day

 

2014

30th Annual Oct Act Festival

Winner of Best Play: What If?

 

2014

Round House Film Fund

Grant for Short Film: A Bad Day

 

2013

29th Annual Oct Act Festival

Highly Commended: In the Loop

Directing Credits

 

2021 (Opens March 2021)

The Winter's Tale

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2020

Hamlet (Associate Director)

Victorian Theatre Company

 

2020

Bloomsday Zoomsday (Digital Production) 

Bloomsday in Melbourne

 

2020

As You Like It

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2019

The Taming of the Shrew

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2019

Travesties

Bloomsday in Melbourne

2019

Loves, Labours, Lost

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2018

Romeo and Juliet

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2018

Festen

Ripponlea Estate

2018

Holy Cow!

Bloomsday in Melbourne

2018

Twelfth Night

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2017

Much Ado About Nothing

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2017

The Haunting

The Athenaeum

2017

The Comedy of Errors

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2016

The Tempest

St Kilda Botanical Gardens

 

2016

Ghost Stories.

Australian National Tour

 

2016

Tape

Courthouse Theatre

 

2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2015

Ghost Stories

Sydney Opera House

 

2015

South Australia

The Lost Theatre

 

2014

Pop Up Panto

UK National Tour

 

2014

A Christmas Carol

Alpine Peak Theatre

 

2014

In The Loop

The Lost Theatre

 

Rehearsed Readings

 

2020

And She Would Stand Like This

Antipodes Theatre Company

2018

The Importance of Being Earnest

Bloomsday in Melbourne

2018

Oliver! 

Bloomsday in Melbourne

Writing Credits

 

2021

The Winter's Tale (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2020

,My Perfect Cosmetics Company Advertorials

Scripts for Channel 7, 9 and 10 

2020

As You Like It (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2018

The Taming of the Shrew(Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2019

Love's Labour's Lost (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2018

Romeo and Juliet (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2018

Twelfth Night (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2017

Much Ado About Nothing (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2017

The Comedy of Errors (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

2016

The Tempest (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Adaptation)

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

 

2015

Dave

A One Act Play

 

2014

FLICC

A Corporate Film

 

2014

What If?

A One Act Play

 

2014

Pop up Panto

A Musical

 

2014

A Bad Day

A Short Film

 

2013

In the Loop

A One Act Play

 

 

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