All About Jennifer

Jennifer is mischief-making, storytelling polymath. His work gazes adoringly at feminism, sexuality, gender and disability, as they rummage around in their pockets looking for their shared identity.

JP is known for appropriating traditionally male characters from our theatrical canon and making them her own, including Doug (Cosi), Banquo (Macbeth), and Sherlock Holmes.

She has performed for Wit Incorporated Inc (Cosi, Macbeth, Outside In, A Scandal in the Weimar, A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet, That Time Everything Went Well And We Were Totally Fine, Bombshells, Ophelia Thinks Harder), Melbourne Shakespeare Company (Love’s Labour’s Lost), Incognita/Shakespeare Republic (This Wooden “O”), Key Conspirators (Resilient Lotus), GJ Productions (Much Ado About Nothing) and Sly Rat Theatre Co. (The Martyrs). From 2015 to 2019, he provided mentoring and support to artists programmed at Bluestone Church Arts Space for Melbourne Fringe and Comedy Festivals. JP’s plays A Scandal in the Weimar (written with Claire Bowen) and A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Planet, (written with Belinda Campbell) are published via Australian Plays.

JP’s original works, “Facing the Future” and “At Home with Anne Zieté” – both based on scenes from That Time Everything Went Well And We Were Totally Fine – screened in 2020 as part of Bits of Wit, supported by Arts and Culture Maribyrnong and Creative Brimbank. Both films have enjoyed official selection at various film festivals.

Jennifer created and presented The Representation Hour for Triple Bi-Pass on JOY, exploring queer representation in pop culture. In 2021, his chapter ‘Undyingly Queer’ will appear in “Queering the Vampire Narrative.”

She accepted Maribyrnong City Council’s inaugural Arts Award on behalf of Wit Incorporated in 2018 and the inaugural Individual Arts Award in 2019. His new cabaret, At Home with Anne Zieté is a finalise in the Queer Playwriting Awards for Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma Festival 2021.

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