Jenna Watt is an award winning director and playwright.
Her works include Faslane; winner of a Scotsman Fringe First and Summerhall Lustrum Award 2016 (Contact Manchester, Showroom) How You Gonna live Your Dash (Showroom / Platform Easterhouse), fringe first award winning Flâneurs (Summerhall, Battersea Arts Centre, Traverse Theatre, Tron Theatre, Woodend Barn, Mayfest, Play Pieces, Cumbernauld Theatre, Big Burns Supper), Little Vikings are Never Lost (The Arches, National Review of Live Art) and It's OK, It's Only Temporary; the apple smashing piece (Battersea Arts Centre, The Arches, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh Peer Group, The Basement).
Jenna creates small to mid-scale multi-disciplinary theatre works that combine the practice of live art and more traditional theatrical forms, and is best known for creating works that explores sociopolitical issues. As a Director, Jenna predominantly directs new writing by young people, 'emerging' writers and established writers. Jenna has worked on a variety of projects including large scale productions, small scale touring productions and one off performances, directing professional actors, learning disabled adults and young people.
Jenna has worked with companies including; The National Theatre of Scotland, Traverse Theatre, Magnetic North, Unlimited Theatre, Northern Stage, Made In China, The Macrobert Young Company, Scottish Youth Theatre, Scottish Drama Training Network, Buzzcut Glasgow, The Arches, Forest Fringe, Junction 25, Lung Ha Theatre Company, National Review of Live Art, The Basement, Edinburgh Science Festival and the Arnolfini.
Jenna is also a member of the Single End Collective; an artist run space based in Barras Art and Design.
"One of Scotland's most interesting performers and theatre makers…"
-Daily Record on Jenna Watt