Jenna Watt is a an award winning Live Artist / Theatre Maker/ Director originally from Inverness and currently living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jenna creates small to mid-scale multi-disciplinary works that combine the practice of live art and more traditional theatrical forms. Jenna is best known for creating works that explore risk, violence, interaction and intervention. Her work Flâneurs was awarded a Scotsman Fringe First in 2012 during the Edinburgh Fringe, it then toured around the UK in 2012 and 2013 to Cumbernauld Theatre, Big Burns supper Festival, Tron Theatre, Woodend Barn, Mayfest, Traverse Theatre, Contact Manchester and Play Pieces. Her live art happening It's Ok, It's Only Temporary (the apple smashing piece) gained her notoriety after she was temporarily banned from a Scottish venue, this piece went on to tour the UK to venues including the Forest Fringe, The Basement, Brighton, and Out of the Blue, Edinburgh.
As a Director, Jenna predominantly directs New Writing by young people, 'emerging' writers and established writers. In Autumn 2011, Jenna was part of the New Directors initiative with the National Theatre of Scotland where she worked as assistant director with Vicky Featherstone on Abi Morgan's play 27.
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.
Recently Jenna has directed or created work for following organisations;
Macrobert Young Company
National Theate of Scotland
Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Arnolfini - Bristol
The Basement - Brighton
Artlink / Artlink Central
Lung Ha's Theatre Company
Imaginate Festival Fringe for Families
National Review of Live Art