Jessica Edwards is a theatre director represented by Camilla Young at Curtis Brown. She makes work that is formally inventive and new. She develops ideas from scratch with writers and makers. She often explores the queer and female experience, and creates theatre that is iconoclastic, pop-tastic, subversive, and outrageous.
Most recently Jessica directed FUNERAL FLOWERS at the Roundhouse (Feb 2020), FITTER at the Soho Theatre (Jan 2020) and new play PASSENGERS, which won the Summerhall Lustrum Award in 2019, and transferred to the Adelaide Fringe. She has directed work at HighTide, Southwark Playhouse, the Almeida Theatre, the Duke of York’s, Trafalgar Studios, Theatre503 and the Arcola Theatre (among others). She was the director of drag-girl-supergroup Denim and runs Flipping the Bird. She has twice been a finalist for the JMK Award. She is a proud supporter of Scene & Heard and sat on the Equity Young Members Committee. Her idols include Prince, Hedi Lamar and Ariel Levi. She is currently developing her first screenplay.
Jessica is also a live illustrator and yoga instructor. She holds a first in English from Oxford University and is originally from the West Midlands. Now, she splits her time between Margate and Tottenham.