Jennifer Piper is actor and writer who lives on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. His work gazes adoringly at feminism, sexuality, gender and disability, as they rummage around in their pockets looking for their shared identity.
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).
JP’s plays A Scandal in the Weimar (written with Claire Bowen) and That Time Everything Went And We Were Totally Fine (written with Belinda Campbell) are published via Australian Plays. His short films, “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, along with dark comedy “Breakfast Tea” 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, her chapter ‘Undyingly Queer’ will appear in “Queering the Vampire Narrative.”
He accepted Maribyrnong City Council’s inaugural Arts Award on behalf of Wit Incorporated in 2018 and the inaugural Individual Arts Award in 2019.
The latest iteration of At Home With Anne Ziete – a cabaret – was a finalist in the Queer Playwriting Awards for Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma Festival 2021.
JP is currently writing a short film about dysfunctional siblings and teacups, a web series about ancient deities in hiding in suburban Perth and a cabaret that celebrates the saucy, powerful political history of the “women’s” tuxedo. Oh, and the second year of the StoryBursts web series, with CBM Group and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research.